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Why Do My Eyes Twitch
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Benign muscle twitch: Muscle twitches, or "fasciculations, " occur all over the body. They are more easily noticed in the eyelids because those muscles are small. They can result from caffeine, stress, or low magnesium. Though troublesome, they are almost never serious and will go away in a few weeks. More severe twitches can be due to tourette's or a condition known as blepharospasm. ...Read more
VariousPossibilities: This is a pretty broad description. Generally localized muscles or muscle groups such as in the eyelids can twitch or have mini-spasms based on misfires from the nerve(s) controlling them. Best bet is to minimize or avoid any stimulants such as caffeine and try some extra hydration. If symptoms persist or are functionally bothersome, see your md for further diagnostic and treatment options. ...Read more
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