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What is myokymia?

What is myokymia?

Myokymia: Random twitching of an eyelid, which is benign, is called myokymia (an involuntary, spontaneous, quivering of a few muscle cell bundles within a muscle). Ocular myokymia, is quite common and self-limited, it can last a few minutes to a few days. It can be caused by stress, dry eyes, fatigue, caffeine, and lack of sleep. Reduce intake of alcohol/tobacco/caffeine, get rest, reduce stress, tx eyes. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Myokymia (Definition)

Myokymia is a symptom where a person has rapid, involuntary, quivering of a muscle that does not result in movement of the muscle. It is the result of contractions of some but not all the muscle ...Read more


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Double vision related to myokymia?

Double vision related to myokymia?

Rare: The superior oblique can twitch and cause rotation of the eye. Need to see a doctor about treatment. ...Read more

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What is some basic info on superior oblique myokymia?

Visual disturbance: Condition presents as repeated, brief episodes of movement, shimmering or shaking of the vision of one eye, a feeling of the eye trembling, or vertical/tilted vision. Neurovascular compression of the trochlear nerve (cranial nerve 4), which controls the movement of the superior oblique muscles causes this condition. Treatment with meds or surgery. ...Read more

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Can you have myokymia in the tongue? Is it normal to have twitches in tongue?

Can you have myokymia in the tongue? Is it normal to have twitches in tongue?

Tongue twitching: This is an important question. Perfectly healthy people can have twitching in their tongue. It is not always a sign of an illness. By itself, it may not be remarkable. Take a look at this for more information: http://www.neurocuro.com/muscle-twitching-and-fasciculation/ ...Read more

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Supposing you have persistent eyelid myokymia, can you get botox or even surgery?

Supposing you have persistent eyelid myokymia, can you get botox or even surgery?

Botox: Sometimes myokymia is so persistent that it is constantly annoying. A good first step is to have Botox injected which can quiet it down and sometimes break the cycle. Surgery would be a last resort as it would disturb the lid function. ...Read more

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I have had myokymia for 3 months in my eyelids, what type of doctor should I go see?

Neuro-ophthalmology: Myokymia is a common eye condition resulting in eyelid twitching that typically occurs related to excessive amounts of caffeine, stress, and/or fatigue. It can be also related to having dry eyes. Typically a neuro ophthalmologist or also a oculoplastics specialist can treat this condition if not resolved after attempting to reduce the common causes. ...Read more

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If you have persistent eyelid myokymia, is it okay to get botox or even have surgery?

If you have persistent eyelid myokymia, is it okay to get botox or even have surgery?

Possibly: An accurate diagnosis before treatment is essential for success. See an ophthalmologist (preferrably a neurophthalmologist), as well as a neurologist if there are any associated symptoms. Botox may be very appropriate in some cases but as with all treatments there are potential risks (droopy eyelid, slow blink, etc). ...Read more

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