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Should I worry about trembling eyelid? I am otherwise very health.

Should I worry about trembling eyelid? I am otherwise very health.

Probably not: Trembling 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. One should see an ophthalmologist (md eye doctor) if such symptoms persist, keep recurring, or are combined with any other symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Weyeneth
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Trembling (Definition)

Trembling is shaking or shivering. People may tremble out of fear, ...Read more


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I have slight trembling in my face, lips and eyelids. Should i be worried?

I have slight trembling in my face, lips and eyelids. Should i be worried?

Worried? no: But this could be seizures or electrolyte imbalance. So go see your doctor and he will get the proper tests. ...Read more

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My lower eye lid is shivering it moves a couple of times what is wrong ?

My lower eye lid is shivering it moves a couple of times what is wrong ?

Many causes but...: Tics or twitching of the eyelids is common and usually not serious. Often we can not find the cause but it is often related to fatigue and stress. It may also be caused by magnesium deficiency so taking magnesium citrate, glycinate or taurate often helps. Resting and stress-reduction techniques can help too. See http://www.allaboutvision.com/conditions/eye-twitching.htm ...Read more

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What are double eyelids?

What are  double eyelids?

Western eyelid: Eyelids which have a higher crease are said to be double eyelids. In caucasians, the eyelid crease is 7-10mm above the eyelashes and when open there are two distinct portions of the lid separated by a crease. In asian eyelids, the crease is generally much lower, often so low that even when open, the crease disappears by the eyelashes. Double eyelid surgery creates a higher crease. ...Read more

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What causes eyelids to swell?

What causes eyelids to swell?

Inflammation: Inflammation from any cause may stimulate lid swelling. Treatment depends on the cause of the problem. See your eye doctor for evaluation and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Why is my body twiching and my eyelids?

Why is my body twiching and my eyelids?

Twitching: Usually happens with fatigue, lack of sleep or electrolyte deficiency. ...Read more

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What causes swollen eyelids?

What causes swollen eyelids?

General Symptom.: It is a general symptom. It can be anything from a mild virus infection, allergies, sinus infection. It can also be a serious sign of fluid status of the body. If it is bad enough to affect your vision or self-perception then See your doctor for a review. At your age, if the simple mild answers are not obvious, then a more full investigation may be warranted. ...Read more

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My left eyelid vibrating. Why?

My left eyelid vibrating. Why?

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, or stress. 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. ...Read more

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Why is my left eyelid flickers?

Why is my left eyelid flickers?

Fasciculations: Reason not known but anxiety, coffee, low calcium, low magnesium makes it worse. ...Read more

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My right eyelid is drooping, why is that?

My right eyelid is drooping, why is that?

Need examination: Concidering your age, you need to see your ophthalmologist for an examination. It can be cause by simple swelling, stretching of the muscle or more serious problems. Do not delay your exam. ...Read more

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