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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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Why does under my left eye twitch nonstop?

Why does under my left eye twitch nonstop?

Stress: Twitching of the eyelids is usually caused by some form of stress - emotional or physical. It is often difficult to pinpoint the exact cause. The twitching will ultimately stop, but can take weeks to do so. Rest, artificial tears and cool compresses may help speed recovery. If the twitching is severe and/or painful, see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Why does my lower eyelid are my left eye constantly twitch?

Blepharospasm: twitching of the eyelid is called blepharospasm. All muscles in the body can twitch, these muscles are so small that the twitching is very obvious. http://www.neurocuro.com/blepharospasm-eyelid-twitch/ ...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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Why my right eye twitches everytime.?

Why my right eye twitches everytime.?

Stress?!: This is usually related to anxiety tiredness etc it is not indicative of a disease process. ...Read more

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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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Why does my top left eye twitch and now my bottom left lip twitching?

Why does my top left eye twitch and now my bottom left lip twitching?

Probably nothing: Twitching of the small muscles of the face is common, but rarely pathologic. This finding is most commonly associated with fatigue, overuse or other forms of stress. I would not be surprised if you are working long hours on something and not getting enough sleep. You can use B complex vitamins which some believe help with this symptom, but I suggest plenty of sleep and relaxation- be well! ...Read more

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Why does my bottom eye lid twitch frequenty?

Why does my bottom eye lid twitch frequenty?

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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Why does my eye keep twitching randomly?

Why does my eye keep twitching randomly?

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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Why does my eye keep twitching?

Why does my eye keep twitching?

Stress : Generally localized twitching of muscles, called fasciculations, are thought to be either spontaneous (no specific reason) or due to tension/stress. ...Read more

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Why is my left eye blinking randomly?

Why is my left eye blinking randomly?

Blepharospasm: Often transient phenomenon occurring randomly for a while then disappears may worsen with autonomic arousal. Occasionally can persist and even involve both eyes with painful or forceful spasm in response to bright lights or stress. Rarely could indicate underlying neurologic disorder such as ms or mass effect. If it persists, worsens, spreads or becomes associated with other symptoms seek doc. ...Read more

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Why does my left hand hurt and twitch?

Why does my left hand hurt and twitch?

Other symptoms?: Hand pain and twitching can be caused by nerve, muscle and/or joint conditions. Details about your symptoms, such as when they started and what makes it better, can help with diagnosis. Be prepared to give as much detail about your symptoms as possible. In addition to aiding the diagnosis, this also decreases the need to order unnecessary tests and procedures. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Why does my right eye keep jumping?

Why does my right eye keep jumping?

Eyelid: If by jumping you mean a quivering and pulling of one or both eyelids in one eye this is likely to be due to myokymia.The muscles around the eye can do this commonly.This is nealry alwasy intermittent and benign and typically will stop completely after 6 moths or so.However, if it progresses or develops into spasms with forcible eyelid closure or does not resolve within several months see an eyemd. ...Read more

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Please explain why does my left eye lid keep twitching?

Please explain why does my left eye lid keep twitching?

Eyelid twitch: For most young healthy people, an eyelid may twitch for hours or sometimes days and then go away, and geneally it is nothing to worry about. You may need more rest, less coffee, or an evaluation if it is causing your eye to close or causing pain, but usually these (blepharospasms) just show up and then go away without any clear cause or concerns. ...Read more

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Why is underneath my right eye twitching?

Why is underneath my right eye twitching?

Nerve irritation: Is not infrequent , most of the time is mild inflamation Injury of nerves around the eye , specially after sudden change of temperature , dry eyes , after spending to much time on computer or other activity with no frequent blinking and poor tearing , occasionally after viral URI. Most if the time benign. ...Read more

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Why does my left eye open wider than my right eye does?

Why does my left eye open wider than my right eye does?

Retraction vs ptosis: Retraction of eye lid on one side is an early sign of thyroid disease. The question is is the other eyelid starting to droop i.e. a ptosis.. An ophthalmologist can provide the answer and address the issue. ...Read more

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Why does my eye do this twitching lid?

Why does my eye do this twitching lid?

Eye twitch: In the lids there exists a muscle that is called mueller's muscle. It responds to your circulating adrenaline, whose production by the body happens in response to stress. Local conditions such as cysts, concretions (calcium deposit) may be a physical cause that may induce mueller;s muscle to twitch. To stop it eliminate the cause of it, see your eye doc (ophthalmologist), . ...Read more

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Why does my right side eyebrow keep twitching?

Blepharospasm: Blepharospasm, or twitching around the eye, can be caused by fatigue or stress. There is no great medication to help persistent symptoms. Botox injections are very effective but these have to be repeated every 3-4 months since the effect wears off over time. ...Read more

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Why does my temple keep twitching?

Why does my temple keep twitching?

On muscle twitching: Muscle twitching commonly occurs with large changes in activity. For instance, a sudden increase in activity, or a sudden decrease in activity- the result is that the nerves change the input to the muscle and the density of nerve endings changes. Are you certain it is the muscle? There is an artery near there too, could it be your pulse? ...Read more