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What is the cause of eyelid twitching?

What is the cause of 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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Dr. Donald McCarren
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Muscle Twitching (Definition)

Muscle twitching is caused by minor muscle contractions in the area, or uncontrollable twitching of a muscle group that is served by a single motor nerve fiber. Muscle twitches are minor and often go unnoticed. Some are common and normal. Others are signs of ...Read more


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What is the cause of eye floaters?

What is the cause of eye floaters?

Aging, mostly: Most of the time floaters appear as a natural consequence of getting older, like seeing the first wrinkle in your forehead. If, however you see floaters that weren't there before, or if you have flashes of light in the periphery of your vision, it's best to get checked out asap by an eye md (ophthalmologist) to rule out retinal tears, which can lead to (vision-threatening) retinal detachments. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a tic of my lip?

What is the cause of a tic of my lip?

TIC: There are many causes of tics, including metabolite insufficiency, neurologic disorders, stress. I suggest you please go seee you doctor if this a sudden onset. ...Read more

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What is the exact cause of eye blinking?

What is the exact cause of eye blinking?

Reflex: There is an internal rhythm which signals blinking spontaneously. It is modified by the osmolarity of the tears and the exposure of the receptors on the cornea so that there is stimulus to blink more often if these are activated. The blink spreads the tears over the living tissue on the front of the eye to keep it healthy and optically clear. ...Read more

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What is the cause of eyes headache?

What is the cause of eyes headache?

Eyes headache: Eye headache may be due to eye strain or it may be part of a cluster headche. See your eye doctor or neurologist for help. ...Read more

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What is the cause of headaches behind the eye?

Many possible: Multiple causes are possible. Most common would be sinus disease, migraine, or eyestrain from overuse of the eyes for prolonged reading or computer use. Thyroid disease, growths behind the eyes, are much less likely causes. If the pains persist, you should see an ophthalmologist, and if the eye exam is normal, your regular doctor may refer to ENT or neurology. ...Read more

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What is the cause of iritis?

What is the cause of iritis?

See eye doctor: It can be when your own immune system attacks your own body. ...Read more

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What is the cause of blurry vision?

What is the cause of blurry vision?

Many answers: Vision can be blurry from ordinary need for glasses. It can get blurry from a host of eye problems including corneal infections and dryness, cataracts, internal inflammation of the eye, retinal bleeds and detachments, macular problems and defects of the central nervous system involved with vision. ...Read more

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What is the cause of yellowed eyes?

What is the cause of yellowed eyes?

Seek out a doctor!: The yellowing of the eyes, or jaundice, is usually caused by a serious medical problem of the liver. Please see a medical doctor today. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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What is the main cause of eye floaters?

What is the main cause of eye floaters?

Floaters cause: Floaters arise when the vitreous gel inside the eye liquefies naturally with age and sometimes earlier in life due to trauma, inflammation, or even high myopia. The floaters may consist of protein precipitates. Though the vitreous gel inside the eye is clear, it is composed of a complex matrix of collagen proteins that undergo changes. New floaters should be examined under dilation. ...Read more

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Sudden crossed eye in child. What is the cause of this?

Sudden crossed eye in child. What is the cause of this?

Many possibilities: This could be caused by a need for glasses or by a much more serious issue. Take the child to an ophthalmologist soon for evaluation. ...Read more

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The side of my head is twitching. What could be the cause of this?

The side of my head is twitching. What could be the cause of this?

Temporalis muscle: The temporalis muscle is on the side of the head. It is used for chewing. You can feel it when you make a bite or clench your teeth. Twitching occurs when muscles are tired or when they undergo a change in activity. Some people grind their teeth at night, this can cause twitching. There is also a artery there, which has a pulse. ...Read more

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My right eye is having a teary eye. There is a little swelling in the little hole in the eye. What is the cause of this?

My right eye is having a teary eye. There is a little swelling in the little hole in the eye. What is the cause of this?

Many possibilities: Tearing can be caused by blockage of the tear drain, which is probably what you refer to as the hole in the eye. Swelling can be one of the reasons that the hole is blocked. The underlying causes are so many, please get a proper evaluation by an eye care professional. ...Read more

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Is there anything that typically causes a lazy eye? Is it the muscle thats the problem or a part of the brain?

Is there anything that typically causes a lazy eye? Is it the muscle thats the problem or a part of the brain?

The interaction of : Both. From birth - ~ 6 years of age, anything that blocks or blurs vision in one or both eyes disrupts the normal development of connections between the eyes & brain, ultimately causing the child's brain to ignore signals from the eye with ?ed vision. The most common reason is misalignment of the eyes. See other causes on http://m.Kidshealth.Org/parent/general/eyes/amblyopia.Html. ...Read more

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What is the cause of my double vision?

What is the cause of my double vision?

More info: More info is needed to give an answer. Are the two images side by side or up and down? Does it get better when you close one eye? Does it get worse when you turn or tilt your head? Does it last all day, or just for a short time? How long have you noticed it? It also helps to see what it looks like. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What could cause an absyss in the corner of eye?

What could cause an absyss in the corner of eye?

Staph: Staphylococcus is the most common cause of an eyelid abscess. They can be managed with hot soaks in some cases. In others they will need to be drained. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a long-term headache?

What is the cause of a long-term headache?

Long term headache : Many causes - some that rise to the top as frequent but not life threatening - insomnia or poor quality sleep. Dietary sensitivities, can be assessed by elimination diet. Chronic infection in sinuses or teeth, jaw pain or pathology, cervical (neck) arthritis or chronic stress and tension. If you live at altitude, check for hypoxia (low oxygen) especially during sleep. ...Read more