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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 does it mean when your right eye twitches?

What does it mean when your right eye twitches?

Hi stress or nothing: If you are talking about your lids twitching, stress can cause that to happen. So can dehydration, certain medications, low blood sugar, electrolyte imbalances and many more things. Most of the time the problem resolves quickly with no treatment. If not, it is time to see your family doctor.! ...Read more

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What does it mean when your eye keeps pulsing?

What does it mean when your eye keeps pulsing?

Eye pulsing: Some people get twitching of eye lids. This is a normal condition. If your eyes are red and bulging it should be shown to a doctor. And associated headache is also not a good sign. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your eyebrow keeps twitching?

What does it mean when your eyebrow keeps twitching?

Myokymia: Myokymia is a benign but annoying muscle twitch. It is harmless. Reduce caffeine and stress, and get more sleep, and it will get better. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when my eye twitches continuously?

What exactly does it mean when my eye twitches continuously?

Muscle spasm: What you describe sounds like a common condition called orbicularis oculi myokymia. It's a type of spasm in muscles around the eye. It tends to present in times of stress. It can cause the vision in that eye to vibrate, as well. If symptoms are severe or not resolving over time, you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your hand twitches randomly?

What does it mean when your hand twitches randomly?

Myoclonus: A random, fast muscle twitch is called myoclonus. There are hundreds of causes of myoclonus, ranging from normal (as when body twitches as you fall asleep) to abnormal. Some types of seizure conditions cause myoclonus, some medications cause it, or an irritation of the nerve to your palm (like carpal tunnel syndrome) can do it. Most likely, it is normal. Would help to know if any other symptoms ...Read more

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What is it mean when your eyes continuously twitches?

What is it mean when your eyes continuously twitches?

Myokymia: Eyelid twitching, or myokymia, is a benign but annoying condition. Reducing your stress and reducing caffeine intake make help. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your eye is yellow?

What does it mean when your eye is yellow?

Several possible: Causes, ranging from normal variant to pinguecula to jaundice. Consider an exam if this is a sudden new finding. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your right eyebrow keep twitching?

What does it mean when your right eyebrow keep twitching?

Nerve related: If you have dry eyes it may cause lid twitching. Pls use artificial tears. If this does not work and your problem persists then please see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you twitch in your sleep?

Myoclonus: This is likely to be a normal event. The sleep activity is divided in non-rem ( rapid eye movement) and rem sleep statges. Non-rem sleep is further devided in 4 stages (1-4) based and the amount of slowing if the electrical activity of the brain. It is common, as we transition from one stage to the next, a small and brief jerky movement may occur. This is entirely normal. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your eyebrow keeps twitching?

Eye brow twitch: This is non specific and usually is self limiting. An underlying refractive may trigger it, as well as fatigue, tension and anxiety. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my left eye twitches?

What does it mean when my left eye twitches?

Blepharospasm: Stress can cause blepharospasm (eyelid twitch); less commonly, the twitch becomes chronic and may not stop with routine measures (sleep hygiene, stress reduction, caffeine restriction). The most effective treatment for problematic blepharospasm is local injection of botulinum toxin, something to discuss with your neurologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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What does it mean when your body twitches unexpectantly?

What does it mean when your body twitches unexpectantly?

Not much usually: This symptom is so common, that unless you are having lots of twitches, cramps or muscle weakness, don't worry about it. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my eye twitches when you roll them hard.

What does it mean if my eye twitches when you roll them hard.

Eye fatigue: Can cause the symptoms you're describing. If the twitching stops when you stop rolling your eyes, then there is no concern about this. Blepharospasm can also occur spontaneously. If this happens, have your eyes checked by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What can it mean if my eye constantly is twitching?

Caffeine and...: Caffeine, stress and lack of sleep are the top causes of twitching. Check out http://www.2020vision.Com/eye_twitch.Html for more info! ...Read more

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What does it mean when your eyes are yellow?

What does it mean when your eyes are yellow?

Jaundice/ icterus: If the whites of the eyes turn yellow - this is called jaundice and can be related to a number of health conditions. This warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your eye itself isnt sore but when rubbing your eyes your eyelid is hurting some?

What does it mean if your eye itself isnt sore but when rubbing your eyes your eyelid is hurting some?

Early stue: A small stye or chalazion in the eyelid can cause tenderness. Try hot compresses a few times daily until it goes away, or see an eye doctor! ...Read more

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What does it mean if my eyelid keeps twitching?

What does it mean if my eyelid keeps twitching?

Eyelid answer: Sometimes the eyelid muscles become tired and they twitch. This is called blepharospasm and it is normally benign. http://www.neurocuro.com/blepharospasm-eyelid-twitch/ ...Read more

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What does it mean if your eyes always feel strained?

Dry eye vs cvs: Dryness and computer overuse are common causes of eye strain. Get a good eye exam to rule out other problems. If you spend a lot of time onthe computer, try to take a one minute break every hour. ...Read more

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