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How To Stop My Eyelid From Twitching
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. ...Read more
Artificial tears: Eyelid twitching is usually the result of drying of the eyes, allergy, or air polutants. Cool compresses will help. Artificial tears will help lubricate the eyes. If you think it's allergy there will be reddening of the eyes. For allergy try Optivar or Zaditor drops from the drug store. ...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, caffeine, lack of sleep. Reduce intake of alcohol/tobacco/caffeine, get rest, reduce stress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many options: Treatment depends on the cause of the spasm. Make sure your electrolytes are normal. If it was caused by too much eye straining, try to relax. Get a good night sleep. In severe cases, Botox injectons can help (approved to treat blepharospasm). Most cases will resolve on its own or with relaxation. If not, check with your doc to discuss other options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My right eyelid has been twitching for about 2 days . It won't stop . Why is it twitching & how do I make it stop ? (16, female)
Bottom right eyelid has been twitching off and on all through the day for 2 weeks. Should i be worried? How do I get it to stop?
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
Benign: Most "muscle twitches" involving eyelid are secondary to myokymia, which is a benign flickering, usually associated with eyestrain, fatigue, stress, bright sunshine, etc. But blepharospam may explain your twitch, and, if painful, or increasingly uncomfortable, have your eye specialist evaluate, and treat as appropriate. ...Read more
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