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Causes Of Eye Blinking
Uncommon: The blink rate goes down with concentrated attention such as computer work. No blinking at all is pathologic and will cause corneal opacitification due to dryness. That could be due to lid trauma with scarring or neurologic damage (rare). Blinking is automatic and not really under conscious control for more than a few moments. ...Read more
Eyelid twitching: Eyelid twitching is often due to any cause of eye irritation, stimulant use, stress, lack of sleep, neurologic disease, and other issues. Try using frequent artificial tears, getting adequate sleep and minimize stress, and stop stimulant use. If this persists, see an eye doctor. ...Read more
Many things.: The disease is often from association with other diseases like wegener's granulomatosis or rheumatoid arthritis. It can also be from disorders of menstruation. For this reason, scleritis can occur in young women. It can also be the first symptom of connective tissue diseases like scleroderma. Episcleritis or inflammation of the episclera, is less serious and rarely becomes scleritis. ...Read more
Lack of eye pigment: Lack of eye pigment can be due to: genetics/inheritance; congenital condition called albinism characterized by the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, eyes and hair; lack of nerve innervation to iris (congential horner's syndrome); trauma; prior eye surgery. ...Read more
Floaters: A posterior vitreous detachment causes floaters. This is a situation where the vitreous(jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. Wait one year then consider surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Common problem: Eyelid twitching (myokymia) is a common and largely unexplained problem. It usually goes away on its own but sometimes this takes 3-4 weeks. Occasionally, taking some calcium with magnesium supplements seems to help shorten the episode. Be sure to be getting plenty of rest and avoid extensive eye straining such as long hours in front of computer. If the problem does not resolve see your eye doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The Vitreous: The vitreous is composed of a clear liquid called hyaluronic acid and fibers called collagen. As we age the vitreous becomes less solid and the collagen fibers become more visible (synuresis). The spots you see are these collagen fiber clumps. They do not cause harm to the eye, they just get in the way. If they are very prominent and reduce visual function they can be removed with a vitrectomy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Myokymia(if no tic): Random twitching of an eyelid or another small facial muscle, 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. It can last a few minutes to a few days. One should see a doctor if such symptoms persist, keep recurring, or are combined with any other symptoms. ...Read more
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