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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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Is there any connection between lazy eye and a magnesium deficiency?

Is there any connection between lazy eye and a magnesium deficiency?

No: Magnesium deficiency is common but hard to diagnose. Get plenty of greens in your diet and get the lazy eye treated early if this is a youngster. ...Read more

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What is the cause of my bottom eyelid and the skin beneath my eye twitching?

What is the cause of my bottom eyelid and the skin beneath my eye twitching?

A number of things: This can be done to a number of things from electrolyte disturbances, thyroid disturbances, or something significant such as a neuromuscular disorder. Make sure your regular doctor rules out the most common and simple things first before going to see a specialist. ...Read more

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What could possible causes for my eye twitching and the tingling in my thumb?

What could possible causes for my eye twitching and the tingling in my thumb?

See below: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What could cause my hands and lips to seize and have excessive eye twitching?

What could cause my hands and lips to seize and have excessive eye twitching?

Time: Usually twitching gets better on its own. There are a few things you can do to help: get more sleep, decrease stress and decrease caffeine intake. More info is available at http://www.2020vision. Com/eye_twitch. Html. ...Read more

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Does eyebrow plucking cause eye twitching?

Does eyebrow plucking cause eye twitching?

Myokymia: Eyelid twitching, or myokymia, is a benign but annoying condition. Reducing your stress and reducing caffeine intake make help. It is not associated with eyebrow plucking. ...Read more

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Can epilepsy cause eye twitching?

Can epilepsy cause eye twitching?

Usually not.: Eye twitching can be due to essential blepharospasm (see blepharospasm. Org), stress (myokymia), other nerve problems such as aberrant regeneration. See an eyemd. ...Read more

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Under eye twitching. Caused by muscle or nerve?

Under eye twitching. Caused by muscle or nerve?

Blepharospasm: Is involuntary contraction of the muscle of the eyelid and is usually harmless and occurs with fatigue, stress or excess caffeine. It can be associated with some more serious disorders but not nearly as frequently.
You can read a good reference here, but don't pick out the worst cause and think you have it.
http://www.blepharospasm.org/eyelid-twitches.pdf. ...Read more

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Does extreme anger cause eye or eyelid twitching?

Does extreme anger cause eye or eyelid twitching?

Possible.: Twitches of the eyelids are a very common symptom. The most common cause is stress, often in association with sleep deprivation and other factors such as caffeine intake. Anger is essentially a different type of stress for the body. There are also some neurological conditions that can cause eyelid twitching. If your symptoms persist or worsen, discuss them with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cause an eye twitching tic?

Can children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cause an eye twitching tic?

It is possible: If the eye twitching happens soon after giving the medicine (and does not occur at other times), and the child is not taking other meds, it is probably the cause. I would avoid it in the future if possible. ...Read more

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What could cause temple and eye twitching also I have a white spot that came up on my left eyelid?

What could cause temple and eye twitching also I have a white spot that came up on my left eyelid?

Stress, maybe: Temple & eye twitching, if sparing other facial muscles, is usually seen in stressful situations, caffeine/stimulant use, fatigue, eye strain. Partial seizures or certain disorders of facial nerves could be present. White spots on eyelids are probably unrelated. Do you have red spots/blisters (shingles)?, headaches?, loss of balance? Trouble chewing? Hearing? Double vision? ...Read more

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Can tmd cause eye twitching?

Could be or: Could be coincidental. Would consult with your physician or dentist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What causes right eye twitching?

What causes right eye twitching?

Myokymia: Eyelid twitching, or myokymia, is a benign but annoying condition. Reducing your stress and reducing caffeine intake make help. ...Read more

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What causes eye twitching and dizziness?

Not related: Eye twitching is caused by a nerve firing off and usually only lasts a few days---no treatment for it. This does not relate to dizziness. If this persists, see your family doc. ...Read more

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Can extreme anger cause eye blinking or eyelid twitching?

Maybe: You are describing myokymia — an involuntary twitching of the skin around the eyelids. It's believed to be related to lack of sleep, stress, and caffeine use. Change these risk factors and it should abate. ...Read more

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Frequent headaches for a 2 years and new onset eye twitching. Could it be caused by a brain tumour?

Frequent headaches for a 2 years and new onset eye twitching. Could it be caused by a brain tumour?

Unlikely: Brain tumors can and often cause headaches but 2 years is too long to blame a brain tumor for. Eye twitching has nothing to do with a brain tumor as it is normal for muscles to twitch off and on if they are tired or over worked.
If you have progression of these symptoms, then you should get a medical examination done from your doctor. ...Read more

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What would cause eye twitching, and blurry vision in one eye only. Happens daily although its worse during allergy season.

What would cause eye twitching, and blurry vision in one eye only. Happens daily although its worse during allergy season.

Stress: Eye twitching and blurry vision are 2 different symptoms that are usually unrelated. Most common cause of twitchy eyes are stress. If you also get clamps in your legs then your parathyroid and calcium should be checked. Blurry vision needs a complete eye exam. ...Read more

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What causes eye twitching?

What causes eye twitching?

Stress, fatigue etc: The Commonest cause of eye twitching is stress, followed by fatigue, sleep deprivation, stimulant use (even simply coffee). Other conditions causing eye twitching (much less often) include certain movement disorders (e.g. Tourette's, blepharospasm), focal epilepsy. ...Read more

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What causes eye twitching?

What causes eye twitching?

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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What are the causes of eye twitching?

What are the causes of eye twitching?

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 more

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Eye twitching (not severe enough for whole lid to close) persistent for months (on and off multiple times a day) causes? / should seek medical exam?

Eye twitching (not severe enough for whole lid to close) persistent for months (on and off multiple times a day) causes? / should seek medical exam?

Lid myokymia: This type of twitching is often called lid myokymia and is often due to dry eyes (tears do not stay on eye as they should & cause a perceived sense of dryness of eye; meibomian glands may be clogged for instance), stress, caffeine intake, lack of sleep.

See your eyemd to rule out other causes that are much less common. ...Read more

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I have had a headache for 8 days now. It isn't super severe, but it definitely causes a lot of pain. My symptoms are: extreme tiredness, right eye twitching, and eye pain. It started after I was swinging on a rope swing and got very, very dizzy & nauseous

I have had a headache for 8 days now. It isn't super severe, but it definitely causes a lot of pain. My symptoms are: extreme tiredness, right eye twitching, and eye pain. It started after I was swinging on a rope swing and got very, very dizzy & nauseous

See your doctor: Any headache always must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. It is important to make an accurate diagnosis to ensure that the correct treatment is given. See your doctor for consultation, tests and diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of eye twitching underneath my eye?

What can I do to get rid of eye twitching underneath my eye?

Sounds like: Ocular myokymia, which is quite common and self-limited usually and very annoying, but benign. Caused most often by fatigue, eye strain, stress, lack of sleep, exhaustion, nearby infections, such as nasal or sinus, repetitive squinting, maybe blepharospam. May respond to modification of corrective lenses. See your ophthalmologist, if too troublesome. ...Read more

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Eye twitching, vision decrease, jaw hurting. What could this mean?

Not sure: Need more details about the vision loss- one eye? Both? Sudden? Gradual? Medical history? ...Read more

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Eye twitching with headache could this just be stress? I did have caffeine tea

Eye twitching with headache could this just be stress? I did have caffeine tea

Possible: Common causes for eye twitching are surface issues (dryness, irritation), fatigue, caffeine intake, and sometimes for now apparent reason. ...Read more

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Good Morning, Ihad eye twitching for more than an m onth and now my right eye appears smaller and eyelid feels heavy?

Good Morning, Ihad eye twitching for more than an m onth and now my right eye appears smaller and eyelid feels heavy?

Clarify: Do you mean you whole eye looks smaller or just the pupil? Does your eyelid FEEL heavy or just droop? Sounds like it could be a Horner's syndrome. I don't really know how the twitching fits in here, but definitely have it looked at. It could be something serious. ...Read more

Dr. Donald McCarren
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Muscle Twitching (Definition)

Muscle twitching is caused by minor muscle contractions in the area, or uncontrollable twitching of a muscle group that is served by a single motor nerve fiber. Muscle twitches are minor and often go unnoticed. Some are common and normal. Others are signs of ...Read more


Dr. Su Fairchild
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Magnesium Deficiency (Definition)

May result from a number of conditions including inadequate intake of magnesium, chronic diarrhea, malabsorption, alcoholism, chronic stress, and medications such as diuretics use among others. It ...Read more