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Upper Eyelid Twitch Causes
I have woken this morning to find my right, upper eyelid twitching uncontrollably. What causes this?
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
I recently started having frequent upper eyelid twitching with little swelling. What could cause this?
Left Upper eyelid has been twitching for two months. Can this be caused by pinched nerve in neck (also left side)? I also suffer from TMJ. Help?
Not from the neck: All of the movement and feeling in the face is controlled by nerves that come directly from the brain, called cranial nerves. There are 12 pairs of them, and they each do different things. NONE of these nerves pass through the cervical spine. Eyelid twitching, or blepharospasm, can be caused by stress, medication, trauma, or even MS. Dark glasses may help. See a Neurologist, Botox can stop it! ...Read more
Since2 months I've been experiencing slight (not noticable to others)on and off twitching of 1 upper eyelid. No other symptoms. I'm afraid of neuro prob?
Here's info. The chances of it being a problem are low - it's very commonly from fatigue, stress, caffeine, vitamin deficiency, pollution, nothing. But pay attention if you wish and see a Dr if you meet the level of concern in the articles. Http://www. Webmd. Com/eye-health/why-your-eyes-twitch? Page=2
Don't worry! Be well! ...Read more
Few weeks back, my upper eyelid was twitching and then it stopped. Now, it's the lower eyelid. Should I be concerned? Both on left side like mytinnitus
No: Those muscles can get fatigued like any others, when they do they can twitch. ...Read more
I was in a car accident a week ago. Could that be why my left upper eyelid keeps twitching? No pain just frequent and annoying.
One week ago I developed an upper eyelid twitching (left eye only). I have no other symptoms. It comes and goes. Can it be sth serious, like MS? Help
I have twitching in eyelids of both my eyes. Mainly lower eyelid but when I rub my eyes, even the upper eyelid twitches. Is this just dry eyes or more?
Twitching=IRRITATION: Muscles that twitch are telling us that for SOME REASON they feel irritated. That could be from excessive fatigue, from metabolic disturbances, from side effects to medications, from electrolyte imbalances, from lack of certain nutritional elements in the diet, from medical conditions that AFFECT muscles in general.....so many different causes. Impossible to tell whether rubbing does it or not. ...Read more
I feel twitching upper eyelid, swelling around eye around two weeks, is that because of sinusitis, I have mild cold and pain below eyebrow on pressing?
Left upper eyelid is heavy n sore. Started with twitching n now is paining. Have mild sore throat as well. Are they related? What's the actual reason?
See a doctor: When you start having pain in the eye with no apparent reason you most likely developing conjunctivitis and you need to have a Rx for special eye drops or eye ointment eye is a very special organ only drops and ointment are made for the eyes are allowed to be used they do required prescription it could be as a result of other infection in your body your doctor will evaluate and treat good luck ...Read more
Why does the upper eyelid of my right eye twitch? Happens maybe 1 or 2 times day but not everyday.
Cause is unknown: 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
My left upper eyelid twitches all the time. I get plenty of sleep and use eye drops. What can I do?
3 things: You probably have benign eyelid myokymia which is hyperexcitable muscles in the eyelid. Triggers include lack of sleep, stress, and too much caffeine so avoidance of these triggers may help. Usually this condition improves on it's own but if it doesn't you may be a candidate for Botox injections. ...Read more
I have had one bout of diagnosed TMJ, 3 years ago, symptoms were pain around cheekbone and fullness in ear...one round of steroids and gone. My current symptoms began 1 month ago with upper eyelid twitch, which I was told just stress. I now have pain at t
TMJoint Consult: You need to be evaluated and treated by a dentist who has extensive training and experience treating patients with TMJoint Dysfunction. The cause of the problem needs to be determined which will dictate prevention and\or treatment. ...Read more
SLK problem: Chronically irritating eye condition +/- reddness. Changes in ambiant humidity may exacerbate symptoms. Dee your eye doc, may need steriod drops. ...Read more
One of my upper eyelid is more heavier. The skin feels more down than before. It has gotten more puffier (fat pad). I'm young. Cause and treatment?
Upper lid: How much do you weigh & can you send us a photo of your lids and pupils (as you look to distance & not at camera)? This will help us determine cause & be sure it is not a more serious issue. ...Read more
Warm compress: A sty is a moderately inflamed "sweat duct" in the eyelid. The ducts get blocked. I tell my patients to get a damp wash cloth and pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Test it on your wrist to make sure it's not too hot. Place warm compress the closed eyelid for about5-10 minutes and re-heating as necessary. If it does not get better in a week or gets worse go to your eye doctor. ...Read more
Orbital infection: Yes, a sinus infection can cause eye swelling and redness. But usually it's because the infection is spreading to the tissues around the eye. This is considered one of the more serious complications of sinusitis. You should be seen and evaluated soon to get proper treatment for your condition. Wishing you the best. ...Read more
Unusual symptom: Anything extreme should be checked asap to determine the cause, especially if it is also painful, as this could be sign of an infection. Also possible is an insect bite. Allergy would most likely affect both eyes. It is hard to say what specifically about running would cause this to happen, and it might be coincidental. If this is a repetitive problem definitely get an exam. ...Read more
For contact lens wearers, can dry eyes and dry relative humidity cause your upper eyelid to have periodic spasms?
Yes: Bad combination, contact lenses and dry humidity ...Read more
I've been scratching and stretching my eyes. Then I noticed my upper eyelid has a red mark when I raise my eyebrows. Causes? Symptoms of what I it is?
? Scratch: Maybe its a scratch, a rash or a stye. Get seen by your doctor for the best answer. ...Read more
I recently had a heart monitor on with latex tape the next morning my upper eyelid was puffy and swollen what caused this how do I get rid of it?
Woke up yday w/ R upper eyelid feeling bruised. No swelling, redness, pain, pus, visual change etc. Looks normal but is tender. Cause? Treatment?
Eyelid: Send pictures when we do 2nd opinion and can help more. ...Read more