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Can dry eye syndrome cause eyelid twitches?

Can dry eye syndrome cause eyelid twitches?

Dry eye twitching: A common cause of eyelid or eye twitching is dry eye. A trial of artificial tears +/- omega 3 vitamins often relieves the symptoms. More serious causes of eyelid twitching should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist if the symptoms do not resolve with tears. http://fleye.com/store/artificial-tears/retaine-mgd.html. ...Read more

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I have sticky skin on my eyelids, front of my neck, and behind my knees. It's not "sticky skin syndrome", it doesn't happen when it's wet.?

I have sticky skin on my eyelids, front of my neck, and behind my knees.  It's not "sticky skin syndrome", it doesn't happen when it's wet.?

Sticky Skin: If you skin is sticky when damp, but not when completely dry, you have something called acquired cutaneous adherence, or sticky skin syndrome. Sometimes it's caused by medication and sometimes not. It seems to be very rare and not much is known about it. ...Read more

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My below the eye eyelids and cheeks are a little bluish all the time recently. I have stomack problems and irratative bowel syndrome. Any connection?

My below the eye eyelids and cheeks are a little bluish all the time recently. I have stomack problems and irratative bowel syndrome. Any connection?

Urgent consultation: Bluish discoloration (cyanosis) of the cheeks, lips, tongue or fingers is a serious sign and needs to be thoroughly investigated. Diseases of heart or lungs can cause cyanosis. Please see your pcp who after a history and exam would decide further action. ...Read more

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Since eye lid lift surgery 2 yrs ago i have probs with dry eye syndrome. I use Clinitas eye gel and take flaxseed oil caps. Is sea buckthorn better?

Since eye lid lift surgery 2 yrs ago i have probs with dry eye syndrome. I use Clinitas eye gel and take flaxseed oil caps. Is sea buckthorn better?

No, but: they are not mutually exclusive. Dry eye from exposure (not being able to close the lids all the way) is a common problem after an eye lid lift. The surgeon has to estimate pre-op how much tissue to remove and how far to lift. Surgeons normally take less than what seems perfect to avoid this dry eye problem. All dry eye therapies can be helpful. See eye MD that specializes in dry eye. ...Read more

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What are double eyelids?

What are  double eyelids?

Western eyelid: Eyelids which have a higher crease are said to be double eyelids. In caucasians, the eyelid crease is 7-10mm above the eyelashes and when open there are two distinct portions of the lid separated by a crease. In asian eyelids, the crease is generally much lower, often so low that even when open, the crease disappears by the eyelashes. Double eyelid surgery creates a higher crease. ...Read more

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What causes eyelids to swell?

What causes eyelids to swell?

Inflammation: Inflammation from any cause may stimulate lid swelling. Treatment depends on the cause of the problem. See your eye doctor for evaluation and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Why is my body twiching and my eyelids?

Why is my body twiching and my eyelids?

Twitching: Usually happens with fatigue, lack of sleep or electrolyte deficiency. ...Read more

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What causes puffy eyelids?

Many factors: I am assuming you mean lower eyelid puffiness? There are many factors to contribute to this- lack of sleep, high salt diet, allergies, and most commonly hereditary anatomy. It is usually the lower eyelid muscle and soft tissue layer loosening over time, allowing the fatty tissue behind it to bulge outward. Surgery can help reduce that, but it will not affect the other factors i mentioned. ...Read more

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