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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 causes the eyes to twitch usually?

What causes the eyes to twitch usually?

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

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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 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

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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 causes the eye's to blink?

What causes the eye's to blink?

Blinking : Is a subconscious response to the eye needing lubrication. The tear film is a big player in keeping the vision clear and eyes healthy. ...Read more

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What causes your eyes to water?

What causes your eyes to water?

Tearing: Tearing is most often due to reflex tearing due to ocular irritation. This is often due to allergies, dry eye, blepharitis, rosacea, foreign body, and many other causes. Try artificial tears, warm compresses and ointment at night. If no improvement or worsening, see an eye doctor. Tearing can also be related to blocked tear drainage system.Which needs further evaluation as well. ...Read more

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What could cause your tongue to twitch uncontrollably?

What could cause your tongue to twitch uncontrollably?

Fasciculations: Tongue twitching could be fasciculations of the muscle. This should be evaluated to be sure it is not associated with other medical conditions. ...Read more

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What causes your only one eye to get bloodshot?

What causes your only one eye to get bloodshot?

Ocular irritation: If you only have one eye this can be an emergency and you should seek immediate attention by an ophthalmologist. If only one of your eyes is having this problem it is still an urgent problem. It can be a simple problem with simple answer or a sign of potential dangerous problems either in the body as a whole or in the eye itself that can lead to loss of vision or function. ...Read more

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What does your eye twitch?

What does your eye twitch?

Eyelid twitch: Causes include lack of sleep, stress, any cause of eye irritation, neurologic disease, stimulant use (such as cocaine, caffeine, meth, etc), and others. ...Read more

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What would cause my eyelids to twitch?

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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What causes my right eye to be blurry?

Right eye to be blur: U need to see an eye doctor to examine u vision. ...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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Please tell me what causes pressure behind your eye that also causes dizziness?

Please tell me what causes pressure behind your eye that also causes dizziness?

Dizziness: Dizziness can be light headidness or vertigo ( false sense of movement or spinning).If you have a localizing symptom such as the pressure behind the eye, then the causes of this can be narrowed down to eye conditions such as glaucoma, , sinus problems, optic nerve situations. Hypertension as well. So , it is recommended to have the blood pressure checked , eye examined and if needed a Brain MRI ...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 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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Hi docs! what could cause your tongue to twitch uncontrollably?

Hi docs! what could cause your tongue to twitch uncontrollably?

Tongue fasciculation: The differential diagnosis for this condition if your description and my interpretation are correct is the following: motor neuron disease, pachymeningitis, muscular dystrophy, cn xii lesion, and other causes for lower brainstem dysfunction. Please see your doctor to sort out this info and guide your treatment if necessary. Happy holidays and well wishes. ...Read more