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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 (ketotifen) 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
Blepharospasm: Often people can find things that can calm it down. Old wives tales say pressing the fingertips of all fingers down on hard surface can calm it down. In reality, there are a few medications used for this problem....Baclofen, antiepileptics, and Botox injections. Though if it is just the lower lid and occasional, unlikely pathological. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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