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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

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 an eye twitch or blink usually mean?

What does an eye twitch or blink usually mean?

Nothing: May be due to fatigue, stress, not sleeping enough, reading for a long time. Muscles get fatigue. If painful or socially unacceptable, Botox injection may be used occasionally. ...Read more

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Too much of what vitamin makes eye twitch?

Too much of what vitamin makes eye twitch?

No association: There is no known association with vitamin use or misuse and eye twitching. ...Read more

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What causes right eye twitching?

What causes right eye twitching?

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 would cause eye twitching, and blurry vision in one eye only. Happens daily although its worse during allergy season.

What would cause eye twitching, and blurry vision in one eye only. Happens daily although its worse during allergy season.

Stress: Eye twitching and blurry vision are 2 different symptoms that are usually unrelated. Most common cause of twitchy eyes are stress. If you also get clamps in your legs then your parathyroid and calcium should be checked. Blurry vision needs a complete eye exam. ...Read more

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What are causes for my eye twitch?

What are causes for my eye twitch?

Myokymia: Most eyelid twitches are due to myokymia. This is a benign condition which generally lasts 2-4 weeks. It is caused by lack of sleep, caffeine use and stress. ...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 causes eye twitching?

What causes eye twitching?

Stress, fatigue etc: Commonest cause of eye twitching is stress, followed by fatigue, sleep deprivation, stimulant use (even simply coffee). Other conditions causing eye twitching (much less often) include certain movement disorders (e.g. Tourette's, blepharospasm), focal epilepsy. ...Read more