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Need doctor's help! will lupus cause eyes to twitch?

Need doctor's help! will lupus cause eyes to twitch?

Lupus : Can cause significant inflammation inside your eyes but there is not direct association with eyelid twitching. If you are diagnosed with lupus, make sure you have a complete evaluation by an ophthalmologist.

Dr. Michael Kermani
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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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The outward corner of my left eye twitches starts twitching at random moments. It's really weird.. What does it mean?

The  outward corner of my left eye twitches starts twitching at random moments.  It's really weird..  What does it mean?

myokymia: Usually resolves on its own, but work on lubricating the eye well, reducing stress and increasing sleep, avoid excessive caffeine. If it persists more than 3 months, you will need a workup.

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Does extreme anger cause eye or eyelid twitching?

Does  extreme anger cause eye or eyelid twitching?

Possibly: 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.

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Annoying eyes, what can I do about twitching muscles near my eye? I woke up this am with the muscles in my my eyelid twitching. It has been about 4 hours and they are still doing it. Other people don't see it, but it is annoying and distracting. I had

Annoying eyes, what can I do about twitching muscles near my eye? I woke up this am with the muscles in my my eyelid twitching.  It has been about 4 hours and they are still doing it.  Other people don't see it, but it is annoying and distracting.  I had

You : You most likely have myokymia. Very common and typically not serious, but annoying and distracting as you describe. Triggers that can bring it on include; caffeine, lack of sleep and stress. In other words, life! in all seriousness, it is usually nothing to worry about. Usually comes and goes on its own. If you develop other symptoms or the twitching becomes significantly more frequent or constant, please visit your doctor for a check up.

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Can extreme anger cause eye blinking or eyelid twitching?

Can extreme anger cause eye blinking or eyelid twitching?

Maybe: You are describing myokymia - an involuntary twitching of the skin around the eyelids. It's believed to be related to lack of sleep, stress, and caffeine use. Change these risk factors and it should abate.

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Is it normal for someone with an eye injury to have eyelid twitching?

Is it normal for someone with an eye injury to have eyelid twitching?

Eyelid twitching: Eyelid twitching occurs when any issue causes ocular surface irritation. It is a protective mechanism and will continue until the eye irritation is gone. Try using frequent artificial tears to lubricate the eye and see if the twitching improves.

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Eye twitches, both eyes and lids 2 mths ago(fr 5 wks),now gone.Now,my lips have startd twitching along with other body parts(arm,thigh).Is it serious?

Usually not.....: .....But a good examination by a physician and some laboratory work will help determine the cause if readily deducible. If you'd like to set up a consultation with me I'm happy to help as a neurologist. Write to me at www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR and sign up for a consultation slot in the appointment calendar. If you have a webcam this would be the best way for me to see you.

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Right eyelid twitching started last Aug. and persisted for more than a month. Later on dry-eye symptoms such as foreign body sensation, grittiness and ocular pain both eyes. The grittiness got worse when I woke up at night, why? It is so irritating.

Right eyelid twitching started last Aug.  and persisted for more than a month. Later on dry-eye symptoms such as foreign body sensation, grittiness and ocular pain both eyes. The grittiness got worse when I woke up at night, why? It is so irritating.

Common problem: Eyelid twitching (myokymia) is a common and largely unexplained problem. It usually goes away on its own but sometimes this takes 3-4 weeks. Dry eyes are common in middle aged women and sometimes are aggravated by incomplete lid closure at night. Try a bedtime dose of a gel eye drop like Systane Gel. This should help to keep eyes lubricated until AM.

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Going into 3rd week of left eyelid twitching. Saw optometrist who said eyes are perfect. I saw urgent care to a doctor who said she saw a prominent vein on eyelid.

Going into 3rd week of left eyelid twitching. Saw optometrist who said eyes are perfect. I saw urgent care to a doctor who said she saw a prominent vein on eyelid.

Most likely,: You describe classic eyelid myokymia, a common yet benign condition which may be associated with fatigue, poor sleep, eyestrain, metabolic or chemical imbalances, etc. The vein on your eyelid has nothing to do with this. Suggest you visit your primary care doc and discuss management.

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My eye twitches constantly it is uncontrollable, and annoying. What is it? And how can I fix it?

My eye twitches constantly it is uncontrollable, and annoying. What is it? And how can I fix it?

Fasciculations: It sounds like you may be having muscle fasciculations in your eyelid. Although there are some serious neurologic disorders which can cause this symptom, muscle fasciculations are much more commonly due to a benign cause, such as over-exertion, excess caffeine or stimulant use, or benign fasciculation syndrome (bfs). You could start by trying to reduce daily stress and any excess caffeine use.

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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.

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My fiancé has started getting constant eye twitches he never had before? Is this unlikely serious? Does drink caffiene and smoke.. But this is sudden

My fiancé has started getting constant eye twitches he never had before? Is this unlikely serious? Does drink caffiene and smoke.. But this is sudden

Ocular irritation: Likely causes of twitching of the eyelid (eyelid myokymia )are related to ocular surface irritation, whether its from dry eyes, eyelid inflammation, allergies, dust, wind, medications, too much caffeine, or stress. Even the exhaled tobacco smoke can be irritating. First trial artificial tears 4-6 times per day. Warm compresses and lid massages may also help. See an eye md if these don't help.

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What could be causing my eye twitches and nosebleeds?

What could be causing my eye twitches and nosebleeds?

Dryness: If you have dry eyes and nose then it may twitch or bleed. If well hydration by mouth, artificial tear drops and nasal saline spray does not help then please see a doc.

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What causes eye twitches to develop?

What causes eye twitches to develop?

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.

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What exactly does it mean when your eye twitches?

What exactly does it mean when your eye twitches?

Myokymia: Eyelid twitching, or myokymia, is a benign but annoying condition. Reducing your stress and reducing caffeine intake make help.

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What causes eye twitches and what can I do to stop them?

What causes eye twitches and what can I do to stop them?

Stress, caffeine...: Stress, caffeine, irritation. It usually goes away after a few days with each episode.

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What exactly does it mean when my eye twitches continuously?

What exactly does it mean when my eye twitches continuously?

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.