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Why would someone have involuntary eye twitches as well as excessive eye blinking?

Why would someone have involuntary eye twitches as well as excessive eye blinking?

Blepharospasm: Refers to excessive eye blinking, and the twitches could represent myokymia. Several underlying problems may cause this, and it is best to seek the consultation of an ophthalmologist to diagnose and achieve treatment success. ...Read more

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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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Why do I experience involuntary eye movement twitches?

Twitching can be ...: Most of the time, twitching (an involuntary muscle movement, usually very small), is harmless and resolves quickly without treatment. High stress, dehydration, low blood sugar, certain medications, electrolyte imbalances and many other things can cause twitching that lasts a long time. If your twitching does not resolve quickly, then it is time to see y our family doctor! ...Read more

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How can I remedy an eye twitch?

How can I  remedy an eye twitch?

Botox: Botox, Dysport and xeomin (incobotulinumtoxin a) are muscle relaxers that can be injected to help with that annoying problem. See a doctor that gives those injections. ...Read more

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I get an eye twitch about twice a day, is something wrong with me, am i going to have to see some specialist?

I get an eye twitch about twice a day, is something wrong with me, am i going to have to see some specialist?

Eyelid twitch: The eyelid twitch is likely due to eye irritation, caffeine or other stimulants, stress or poor sleep. Try using artificial tears, eliminating stimulants, avoiding stress, and getting more sleep. ...Read more

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How can I stop an irregular eye twitch?

How can I stop an irregular eye twitch?

Lack of rest: Usually to to built up lack of sleep or adequate rest over a period of time.Will generally resolve by getting some rest and good sleep. ...Read more

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Eye twitch I really annoying me, what to do?

Common causes: Eyelid twitching is very common, and can occur from stress, fatigue, lack of sleep, and overuse of stimulants such as caffeine and decongestants. Local eye irritation can also add to this, such as dry eye, allergy, and blepharitis (eyelid infection, inflammation). Eyestrain and excessive reading can contribute. Try reducing the stress/stimulant factors, and get an eye exam for the other causes. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of an eye twitch?

How do I get rid of an eye twitch?

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

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How can I get rid of an eye twitch?

How can I get rid of an eye twitch?

Self Limited: The nerve sending signals to a particular muscle or part of that muscle is irritable for whatever reason. These "tics" are almost always benign, are self limited, and just an annoyance. ...Read more