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What Causes Twitchy Eyelids
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
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
Blepharospasm: Vibration of the eyelids is called blepharospasm. It is often associated with stress and/or fatigue. You should have an eye exam by a physician to make sure there is no underlying eye problem. Botox is sometimes used to treat blepharospasm once it is determined that there is no eye problem causing the eyelids to twitch or vibrate. ...Read more
Ptosis=eyelid droop: Most likely you have ptosis, which is a drooping of the upper eyelid. This can be related to some serious medical problems, so you should get it checked out. If your eyelid has been that way for many years, it is not likely anything serious. It can be repaired with a ptosis repair (eyelid surgery). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Suffering from sudden thickening of lower eyelids.Sleepin for long hours causes more thickenin.Can u please let me know the cause of it?I am 48 years
Oculoplastic eval. : Lower eyelid swelling, bags or "thickening" can be caused by several things. You should see an oculoplastic eye surgeon for evaluation. They may recommend warm compresses and cleaning your lids and lashes with baby shampoo to treat blepharitis or surgery to remove excess fat from the lower lids. They may also perform tests to rule out other causes of lower eyelid swelling. ...Read more
Many factors: I am assuming you mean lower eyelid puffiness? There are many factors to contribute to this- lack of sleep, high salt diet, allergies, and most commonly hereditary anatomy. It is usually the lower eyelid muscle and soft tissue layer loosening over time, allowing the fatty tissue behind it to bulge outward. Surgery can help reduce that, but it will not affect the other factors i mentioned. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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