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What causes eyelid twitching?

What causes eyelid twitching?

Myokymia: Random twitching 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. It can be caused by stress, dry eyes, lack of sleep. ...Read more

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What causes my eyelid to twitch?

What causes my eyelid to twitch?

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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What is causes the eyelids to twitch continuously on its own?

What is causes the eyelids to twitch continuously on its own?

Blepharospasm: It is usually unknown as to why the eyelid might start twitching. It is important to see an eye doctor to see if there is any other issue going on as well. If the twitching becomes annoying it can be controlled with botox. ...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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My upper left eyelid has been twitching for the past week or so, any possible reasons why even though there might be a wide range of causes?

Myokymia: Is a fast twitching of the eyelid. Related to stress, too much caffeine, or lack of sleep. It should resolve on its own. If it lasts more than three months get it checked. ...Read more

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What would cause my eyelids to twitch?

Myokymia: Usually twitching or flickering of the eyelids is benign myokymia, which can be incited by stress, eye strain, fatigue, or just generalized malaise. Rare to have any brain or eye pathology present. If troublesome, see your eye specialist. ...Read more

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My eyelids have been twitching constantly for the past couple days. What could be the cause?

My eyelids have been twitching constantly for the past couple days. What could be the cause?

Several things: With these kinds of symptoms and their persistent nature, it's best if you see your doctor. He/she will listen to you, do an examination, possibly run some tests and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of the random twitching of my eyelids? Is it serious? It's not painful or anything.

Myokimia: Depending on the degree of the twitching can be benign muscle fiber twitching or something more serious such as blepharospasm which a sustained muscular contraction or dystopia -- best to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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