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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Why does my eyelid keep twitching and how can I stop it?

Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
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Why does my eyelid keep twitching and how can I stop it?

Benign: Most "muscle twitches" involving eyelid are secondary to myokymia, which is a benign flickering, usually associated with eyestrain, fatigue, stress, bright sunshine, etc. But blepharospam may explain your twitch, and, if painful, or increasingly uncomfortable, have your eye specialist evaluate, and treat as appropriate. ...Read more

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Dr. John Gillespie
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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Why does my right eyelid keep twitching?

Dr. John Gillespie
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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Why does my right eyelid keep twitching?

Twitching eyelid : Twitching eyelids called "myokymia" in one eye one lid is most likely a sign for eye strain of the kind occurs with need for glasses correction or adjustment, general fatigue, eye dryness, etc. Simultaneous upper and lower lid spastic closure with or with out facial spasm might be more serious condition as would be bilateral lid closures. See an eye doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Ham
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Why do my eyelids keep twitching?

Dr. Michael Ham
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Why do my eyelids keep 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. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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My upper left eyelid keep twitching and it had been long for weeks. Is there anything wrong with my eye?

Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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Likely dry eyes: The cause of twitching is more often dry eyes than not. Use artificial tears a few times a day and see if it subsides, if it doesn't then see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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I keep getting random sharp pains in the front of my head,Above and in my eye,Then by eyelid twitches all in 5 seconds.Is it serious?how time stop?

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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I keep getting random sharp pains in the front of my head,Above and in my eye,Then by eyelid twitches all in 5 seconds.Is it serious?how time stop?

Dry eye likely: Likely due to unstable tear film (evaporates too quickly or doesn't coat cornea as should): meibomian gland dysfunction, mucin or aqueous deficiency (Sjogren's syndrome associated). More info & how to treat at eyedoc2020@blogspot.com: see myokymia ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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I keep getting random twitches/muscle spasms in all different parts of my body including my eyelids and thigh and butt muscles , what can cause this?

Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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I keep getting random twitches/muscle spasms in all different parts of my body including my eyelids and thigh and butt muscles , what can cause this?

Usually benign: Usually these are benign and can be alleviate by more sleep and less caffeine. However, it is worth talking to your primary care doctor about this. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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Why does my eye keep twitching? It's been doing it for a. Couple days is that dangerous. it's my right eyelid and now my left eye is like twitching above my eye like in between my nose and eye

Dr. Corey Clay
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Why does my eye keep twitching? It's been doing it for a. Couple days is that dangerous. it's my right eyelid and now my left eye is like twitching above my eye like in between my nose and eye

Common: This is a common phenomenon associated with stress, stimulants such as caffeine, and/or sleep deprivation. Expect resolution if this is your only symptom. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Dr. Tanveer Janjua
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What is causes the eyelids to twitch continuously on its own?

Dr. Tanveer Janjua
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What is causes the eyelids to twitch continuously on its own?

Blepharospasm: It is usually unknown as to why the eyelid might start twitching. It is important to see an eye doctor to see if there is any other issue going on as well. If the twitching becomes annoying it can be controlled with botox. ...Read more

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Dr. Walter Husar
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What could be the cause of the random twitching of my eyelids? Is it serious? It's not painful or anything.

Dr. Walter Husar
Board Certified, Neurology
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Myokimia: Depending on the degree of the twitching can be benign muscle fiber twitching or something more serious such as blepharospasm which a sustained muscular contraction or dystopia -- best to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Jones
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Past couple days my eyelids are twitching. What may be the cause? Just slight spasm.

Dr. Michael Jones
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Past couple days my eyelids are twitching. What may be the cause? Just slight spasm.

Anxiety: The term is blepharospasm and is almost always related to stress/anxiety. ...Read more

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