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What can cause the right eye to twitch?

What can cause the right eye to twitch?

Myokymia: Eyelid twitching can be due to blepharospasm, light sensitivity, and myokymia ( associated with fatique, chemical imbalance, eyestrain, etc) most of these are fairly benign, but see your ophthamologist if it worsens or becomes an issue. ...Read more

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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What can cause eye pain?

What can  cause  eye pain?

Many things: Many things. Some related to the eye. Some with referred pain to the eye. See eye doc for evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause eyelids to flicker?

What can cause eyelids to flicker?

Blepharospasm: The flicker in your eyelid is a condition called blepharospasm. This is caused by nerves firing uncontrollably, stimulating your orbicularis muscle to contract. If this doesn't resolve on its own, the treatment is Botox injections to these areas, the effect of the Botox will last approximately 3-4 months before its recurs. ...Read more

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What can cause my eyelid to twitch uncontrollably?

What can cause my eyelid to twitch uncontrollably?

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. ...Read more

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What can cause blurry eyes?

What can cause blurry eyes?

Many causes: There are many possible causes of blurry vision. See an ophthalmologist to determine why yours are blurry. ...Read more

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What can cause eyes to jump or twitch?

What can cause eyes to jump or twitch?

Blepharospasm : If your eyelids are twitching, it is most likely blepharospasm which in most cases can be annoying but is not usually medically problematic. I recommend that you try cutting out caffeine. If it persists, see your ophthalmologist. They can evaluate you and recommend other treatments such as Botox injections for severe cases. ...Read more

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What can cause involuntary eye movements?

What can cause involuntary eye movements?

Congenital nystagmus: Rhythmic congenital bilateral eye movements usually associated with reduced vision. ...Read more

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What can cause tingling around eyes?

What can cause tingling around eyes?

Several reasons: If it is around both eyes it is less concerning and it may be related to anxiety, you can see your family md. If it is persistent and around only one eye it could be more serious since the sensory nerves of the eye and the auditory nerve are at the same place in the brain and a tumor their may cause that. If you have hearing loss on that side must see an ENT & an ophthalmologist asap. ...Read more

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What can cause persistent puffy eyes?

What can cause persistent puffy eyes?

Many possibilities: Allergies, infections, hypothyroidism, liver disease, malnutrition, and congestive heart failure are among the many possible causes of puffy eyes. See an ophthalmologist if you want to discover why yours are puffy. ...Read more

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What can cause eye damage?

What can cause eye damage?

Eye damage due to: Many causes: diabetes, high blood pressure, infection, poor contact lens hygiene, Trauma, to much sun, poor diet, genetics, mutations/cancer, inflammation, iv drugs, ...Read more

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What can cause a sudden droopy eyelid?

What can cause a sudden droopy eyelid?

See your doctor: There are several causes for sudden droopy eyelid! Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause sore eyes?

What can cause sore eyes?

Tired, sore eyes: Dry eye is a common cause of sore eyes. Trick is to rejuvenate tear film (has 3parts) apply heat to eyelids without burning your skin (hot towel in hot water; avoid pushing on eye); re-heating when towel gets cold (like hot towel push ups), it will open the meibomian gland and use artificial tears 4x/day. See eyemd otherwise. Good luck; see eyedoc2020.Blogspot.Com. ...Read more

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What can cause your upper left eye to twitch occasionally?

What can cause your upper left eye to twitch occasionally?

Common : Eyelid twitching is very common and usually due to stress, caffeine, sleep deprivation, dehydration or due to medications etc. If you dvelop any other neurological problems then seek medical attention. Take care. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What can cause uncontrollable random eye jitters/movements?

What can cause uncontrollable random eye jitters/movements?

Nystagmus?: I am not sure what do you mean by jitters? If the eyeball moves, then this is nystagmus and this is related to some kind of brain and congenital problem. If you mean movement of the eyelids, then this is eyelid spasm and these are sign of facial tics. The facial tic could be related to stress, Potassium deficiency, or some other problems. So please see a neurologist for either of these problems. ...Read more

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What can cause drooping, irritating eyelids?

What can cause drooping, irritating eyelids?

Dry Eye/Allergies: Drooping eyes can be exacerbated by dry eye or allergies (usually associated with itching). Eyelids may also droop on there own for mechanical reasons. The drooping can lead to irritation as well. Have an oculoplastic surgeon evaluate you in order to diagnose your problem. ...Read more

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What causes your eye to twitch?

What causes your eye to twitch?

Cause is uncertain: 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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What can cause bloodshot, irritated eyes?

What can cause bloodshot, irritated eyes?

Dry eye: Most often dry eye causes chronic redness and irritation. Try some over-the-counter artificial tears. If that doesn't work, see an eye doctor for more advanced options! ...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