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I recently had a ball slammed into face and my eye won't stop twitching, what could be wrong?

I recently had a ball slammed into face and my eye won't stop twitching, what could be wrong?

Trauma: Trauma to the eye has the potential to cause long term problems. The twitching is likely benign and will subside but you should have a thorough eye exam to make sure there was no other damage done. ...Read more

Dr. Donald McCarren
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Muscle Twitching (Definition)

Muscle twitching is caused by minor muscle contractions in the area, or uncontrollable twitching of a muscle group that is served by a single motor nerve fiber. Muscle twitches are minor and often go unnoticed. Some are common and normal. Others are signs of ...Read more


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I am on my second day of my period and my left eye won't stop twitching. I thought I might be dehydrated so I drank water and it didn't help?

I am on my second day of my period and my left eye won't stop twitching. I thought I might be dehydrated so I drank water and it didn't help?

Lack of sleep: And use of sinus medications may be contributory. If the problem persists see your doctor. Best of health to you. Thank you for trusting HealthTap. ...Read more

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My right eye just won't stop twitching m tired of it it's a month now?

My right eye just won't stop twitching m tired of it it's a month now?

Dry Eyes: Dry eyes and surface irritation (eyelid irritation, allergies...) are the most common reasons for the twitching of the lids. Use some artificial tears and see how you do. If it persists see an ophthalmologist to see what is going on. ...Read more

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So my right eye lid twitched almost constantly for over a week now that has stopped by now my neck on the left side won't stop twitching. Do what???

So my right eye lid twitched almost constantly for over a week now that has stopped by now my neck on the left side won't stop twitching. Do what???

Leave it alone: There is no reason for alarm. These things happen to everyone. As long as you are otherwise healthy, and not concerned about medicine side effects, you will be alright.

If you are not that healthy or you use suspicious medicines, it may help to have lab tests or a medicine list review. ...Read more

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My cat scratched my eye and now it won't stop twitching. Should I go see a doctor?

My cat scratched my eye and now it won't stop twitching. Should I go see a doctor?

Yes: You may have a corneal abrasion, which would cause light and touch sensitivity. There's a risk for infection and corneal damage. Please go get that looked at. ...Read more

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My left eye has been twitching for like 3 weeks now, and it won't stop I've tried getting more sleep and putting warm clothes on my eye I don't what?

My left eye has been twitching for like 3 weeks now, and it won't stop I've tried getting more sleep and putting warm clothes on my eye I don't what?

Eyelid twitching: This is likely due to ocular surface irritation. Try using frequent artificial tears and see if it resolves. Avoid caffeine and other stimulants as well. If no improvement, see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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How do I stop my eye from twitching?

How do I stop my eye from twitching?

Eye twitch: In the lids there exists a muscle that is called mueller's muscle. It responds to your circulating adrenaline, whose production by the body happens in response to stress. Local conditions such as cysts, concretions (calcium deposit) may be a physical cause that may induce mueller;s muscle to twitch. To stop it eliminate the cause of it, see your eye doc (ophthalmologist), . ...Read more

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How can you stop your eye from twitching?

How can you stop your eye from twitching?

Eye twitching: If this is a pulling or quivering sensation in one or several eyelids then it is likely mykyomia which tends to be intermittent and resolve after months. If it is bilateral or forceful it may be hemifacial spasm or bilateral blepharospasm and these may be benign but require evaluation. Lastly especially in a child it could be a tic or habit spasm. ...Read more

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My eye keeps twitching. How do I stop this?

My eye keeps twitching. How do I stop this?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop my eye from twitching?

What can I do to stop my eye from twitching?

See below: Eyelid twitching is very common. More restful sleep and avoidance of stimulants like caffeine can help. ...Read more

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What can I do to get my eye to stop twitching?

What can I do to get my eye to stop twitching?

Eye twitch: In the lids there exists a muscle that is called mueller's muscle. It responds to your circulating adrenaline, whose production by the body happens in response to stress. Local conditions such as cysts, concretions (calcium deposit) may be a physical cause that may induce mueller;s muscle to twitch. ...Read more

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The lower lid of my eye has been twitching? Been a whole day. Can it stop?

Myokymia: Localized muscle twitching over the eyelids is usually benign and self limited, and can be associated with fatique, eye strain, and lack of sleep. Typically, it is intermittent and quite benign. (very rarely, it involves the face on one side, and if this occurs, see a neurologist). ...Read more

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How do I stop my eyes from twitching?

Myokymia: This is usually caused by stress, lack of sleep and excess caffeine. Try eliminating those variables. ...Read more

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How do I stop an eye twitching?

How do I stop an eye twitching?

Botox: Botox is effective in treating brepharospasms.

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What can be done to stop eye lid twitching?

Lifestyle changes: Involuntary twitching of the eyelids can improve with adequate rest, caffeine cessation, and adequate magnesium intake via foods high in magnesium including almonds and bananas. ...Read more

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What can I do to get my left eye to stop twitching?

What can I do to get my left eye to stop twitching?

Eyelid soaks/scrubs: One of the most common causes of eyelid twitches is inflammation in the oil glands of the eyelashes. Search "blepharitis". Hot compresses followed by scrubbing the edge of the eyelid with q-tip wet with hot water and a tiny dab of johnson's baby shampoo and control (but not cure) blepharitis. ...Read more

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My right eye keep twitching and it's been also 2 weeks with this twitching thing, what can I do to stop this? Should I be worry?

Myokymia: Eyelid twitching is often Myokymia and due to dry eye/unstable tear film, stress, caffeine, lack of sleep. Is your mouth or cheek involved? Consult with us to pinpoint cause. More info on Eyedoc2020.blogspot. Com ...Read more

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My left eye has been twitching for several days non stop and I feel like Ice is on my head or something cold on and off it's hard to explain?

My left eye has been twitching for several days non stop and I feel like Ice is on my head or something cold on and off it's hard to explain?

Stress: Most involuntary twitching of the eye and lid is stress related. However, if more of the face is involved or their are other symptoms, an appointment with a neurologist should be arranged. ...Read more

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Right bottom eye lid has been twitching for over 3 months now all day long. Noticible to others, will stop for 2 days about every 9 days and comes back?

Tic, tic, twitch: Twitching confined to the muscles immediately around the eyeballs is usually benign, caused by a variety of things such as stress, sleep deprivation, excess caffeine, or habit tics. If you have any other muscles involved besides those "periorbital" ones, then something else is wrong. Local nerve irritants or blood vessel compression of nerves near the brain stem are decidedly rarer. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop my left eye twitching?

What can I do to stop my left eye twitching?

Botox: See a doctor that gives Botox injections for help if it is ongoing and bothering you. ...Read more

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How can I make my eye stop twitching? Is there any treatment?

How can I make my eye stop twitching? Is there any treatment?

Artificial tears: Usually caused by stress or artificial tears. Try artificial tears one drop 4 times a day. Could also be belpharospasm or hemi-facial spasm, you need to see ophthalmologist to evaluate and possibly treat with botox. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop my eye from twitching so I can go to sleep easily?

Twitching: Find out the cause & treat that, for example, if on medications or substances or nervous condition. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes twitch and I have hay-fever what can I do to stop my eyes twitching?

Why do my eyes twitch and I have hay-fever what can I do to stop my eyes twitching?

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

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Left eye keeps twitching...upper and lower lid. Has happened before, usually lasts a day or two and then stops. Could this be anxiety related?

Left eye keeps twitching...upper and lower lid. Has happened before, usually lasts a day or two and then stops. Could this be anxiety related?

Usually related to: Fatigue or stress. It's not usually related to anxiety. It's known as myokymia, and is a temporary, benign situation like you mentioned. It usually goes away after a couple of days upon getting good rest. ...Read more

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I've had continuous jumping or twitching under my right eye. It's been 5 days and it hasn't stopped. How can I stop this? It's annoying me and hurting.

I've had continuous jumping or twitching under my right eye. It's been 5 days and it hasn't stopped. How can I stop this? It's annoying me and hurting.

Eye twitch: Most of the time the eye is twitching it is usually because you are tired and under a lot of stress. Try to destress your life a little. There is no pill to give to stop the twitching. You can try a multivitamin. You may also need glasses get your eyes checked. Sometimes the eye will twitch when it is being overused and is tired. The eye test can sort that out. Good luck. ...Read more

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My eye has been twitching for 3 days when its open. Can meds cause this. Any remedy other than rest? It stops when I first wake up and starts at work.

My eye has been twitching for 3 days when its open. Can meds cause this. Any remedy other than rest? It stops when I first wake up and starts at work.

Stress relief: If this problem is isolated to your eyelid, it is called myokymia. Myokymia of the eyelid usually resolves within a few weeks. It is associated with stress, lack of sleep and excess caffeine. If the problem persists see you eye doctor and he/she may advise some drops that have helped some people. If the problems spreads to other parts of the face, see your regular doctor. ...Read more

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I'm having continuous under eye twitching. It's been 5 days, it was sudden and it hasn't stopped. How can I treat or stop this? It's really bothering me.

I'm having continuous under eye twitching. It's been 5 days, it was sudden and it hasn't stopped. How can I treat or stop this? It's really bothering me.

Check out these: Links. Take care and god bless u! http://www. Allaboutvision. Com/conditions/eye-twitching. Htm. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/eye-twitching/my00102. ...Read more

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Hi, my left eye has started twitching/spasms for almost over a week. Doesn't hurt, but very annoying - how can I stop this or do I need to see a doc.?

Hi, my left eye has started twitching/spasms for almost over a week. Doesn't hurt, but very annoying - how can I stop this or do I need to see a doc.?

Stress: That is not a common symptom of something bad. It is usually from stress. Some times general stress other times eye fatigue from over use or strain. New glasses may help with the strain. If no other neurological symptoms such as numbness, tingling, weakness, drooping or so on occur then wait it out, relieve stress and see what happens. ...Read more

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Will eye twitching go away once I stop caffeine and drinking coffee?

Will eye twitching go away once I stop caffeine and drinking coffee?

Probably: If you're consuming a high quantity of caffeine, then probably yes. Other than caffeine withdrawal symptoms, decreasing your caffeine intake is not a bad idea.

Other reasons for your eyes to twitch include fatigue and low calcium. Are you getting enough sleep? Are your calcium levels low?

Hope this helps! ...Read more

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The eyelid on my right eye has been twitching all twitching all day. What shall I do to stop it?

The eyelid on my right eye has been twitching all twitching all day. What shall I do to stop it?

Get some sleep: Or forget about it....eyelid twitching is common in healthy individuals. We don't really understand why exactly it happens spontaneously but some things associated could be fatigue and caffeine. Twitching can be brief and immediately cease or it can go on even for a few days and then, disappear. You can always consult with your doctor if you feel it is interfering with your activities. ...Read more

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Had a vitrectomy in left eye 11 days ago. Eyelid now twitching non stop. What shoul I do?

Had a vitrectomy in left eye 11 days ago. Eyelid now twitching non stop. What shoul I do?

See specialist: As a neurologist, things that immediately come to mind are myokymia (fancy word for muscles rippling) or blepharospasm (fancy word for involuntary movements of the eye). See an opthalmologist. If these are problems, they can treat. If there is something else going on, they can be helpful as well. ...Read more

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Both eyes have been twitching for about a week & today I noticed a twitch above my right ear. Should I be concerned & is there a way I can stop it?

Both eyes have been twitching for about a week & today I noticed a twitch above my right ear. Should I be concerned & is there a way I can stop it?

Common: First of all eyelid twitching is common and not a symptom of a serious medical condition. It is almost always due to stress, fatigue and caffeine intake. Anything you can do to reduce your stress levels, such as exercise may be helpful. If you can cut down on your caffeine intake your symptoms may be reduced from the lack of direct nerve stimulation and better sleep. ...Read more