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Called myokymia: Twitching of the lid is common in the middle years. It is random and not precipitated by any known pathology. Mostly it is subtle and you can feel it but others cannot see it. Rubbing the twitching lid commonly stops it. Some think extra calcium and magnesium cut down the incidence. Be assured that it is benign and will not harm the eye or vision. See your ophthalmologist for reassurance. ...Read more
Good sign: Sexual excitement creates a great deal of nervous triggering in the body which is part of the delight. In you case apparently the lid nerves fire a little and the lids twitch. I assume you are masturbating privately so noone else is observing this. So what is the problem? It is not harmful. ...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
Irritation: It is not usually the nerve that twitches, it's the muscle. The eyelid is a sandwich made up of skin, muscle, cartilage and lubricating glands. When the glands become infected or irritated they annoy the adjacent muscles and a twitch, or myokymia, results. Warm compresses, lid hygiene and drop medication can often make it better in a hurry. ...Read more
Myokymia: Random 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. It can be caused by stress, dry eyes, lack of sleep. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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