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Can eye twitches be cased by too much sugar consumption?

Can eye twitches be cased by too much sugar consumption?

Not if one's healthy: Twitching of an eyelid, which happens in normal people, is called myokymia (an involuntary, spontaneous, quivering of a few muscle cell bundles within a muscle). Myokymia starts and stops spontaneously. In the eyelids, it can last a few minutes to a few days. One should see an ophthalmologist (md eye doctor) if such symptoms persist, keep recurring, or are combined with any other symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kermani
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Eyelid Twitching (Definition)

Eyelid twitching, with the medical term of myokymia, is a rapid, involuntary contraction of a portion of the eyelid muscles due to nervous instability in which a portion of the nerves causing eyelid muscle to contract fire with no external cause. The condition is usually mild, and only felt by the patient without being observable to others. On rare occasions, the twitch can be observed. It is common in the middle adult years and is very rarely due to anything that ...Read more


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Why would someone have involuntary eye twitches as well as excessive eye blinking?

Why would someone have involuntary eye twitches as well as excessive eye blinking?

Blepharospasm: Refers to excessive eye blinking, and the twitches could represent myokymia. Several underlying problems may cause this, and it is best to seek the consultation of an ophthalmologist to diagnose and achieve treatment success. ...Read more

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What causes eye twitches and what can I do to stop them?

What causes eye twitches and what can I do to stop them?

Stress, caffeine...: Stress, caffeine, irritation. It usually goes away after a few days with each episode. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when my eye twitches continuously?

What exactly does it mean when my eye twitches continuously?

Muscle spasm: What you describe sounds like a common condition called orbicularis oculi myokymia. It's a type of spasm in muscles around the eye. It tends to present in times of stress. It can cause the vision in that eye to vibrate, as well. If symptoms are severe or not resolving over time, you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Why my right eye twitches everytime.?

Why my right eye twitches everytime.?

Stress?!: This is usually related to anxiety tiredness etc it is not indicative of a disease process. ...Read more

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What is the correlation between my eye twitches and blackouts?

What is the correlation between my eye twitches and blackouts?

Blackouts?: If you are getting blackouts, then you need to see a medical doctor as an emergency. If you are getting eye twitches only, then you need not worry that they may progress to blackouts. But if they are bothersome, you can have them evaluated, medically. ...Read more

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My eye twitches when i move my jaw?

My eye twitches when i move my jaw?

Marcus Gunn Syndrome: This syndrome is caused by a mis-wiring of the nerves that move the jaw and eyelid. It is generally harmless. ...Read more

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Does tardive dyskinesia include eye twitches?

Does tardive dyskinesia include eye twitches?

Yes, eye blinking: Tardive dyskinesia can include all types of facial involuntary movements, but rapid eye blinking is relatively common. Lid spasm, or blepharospasm can also occur. See nih website for more information. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/tardive/tardive.htm. ...Read more

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Eye twitches when i move my jaw. Is this serious?

Eye twitches when i move my jaw. Is this serious?

Marcus Gunn Syndrome: This syndrome is caused by a mis-wiring of the nerves that move the jaw and eyelid. It is generally harmless. ...Read more