Involuntary muscle contractions of the eye lid?

Blepharospasm. Causes quivering or involuntary contraction of the muscle surrounding the eye. This can be a significant problem and often can be relieved with Botox injections into the orbicularis muscle under the guidance of an ophthalmologist or neurologist experienced in the use of the medication. The drug induces a reversible paralysis of the muscle making the contractions significantly less.

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I keep having involuntary muscle contractions of my left eyelid the past 2 days.?

? Eyelid infection . Involuntary twitches, or myokymia, often result from muscle irritation due to adjacent infection. The eyelids are susceptible to these due to the close proximity of oil glands and muscle elements. Lid hygiene, including warm compresses and topical antibiotic steroid drops or ointment will often relieve this, although it can recur if maintenance treatment is not done. Read more...

What causes involuntary muscle contractions of the eyelid?

Stress and dryness. You're referring to a 'blepharospasm', which is a flickering of the eyelid that usually resolves spontaneously after a few months. It's almost always caused by stress (including not sleeping well) and dryness. Try using artificial tears 4 times a day. If it doesn't go away after a few months, get checked. Read more...

I have involuntary muscle contractions on my right fore head, They are not not painful but it happens on a 24 years old scar. What could be wrong?

Facial nerve growth. It is possible that you hurt your facial nerve and the nerve control your eye lid movement growth into your forehead muscle. That would cause your forehead muscle contracture while you close or open your eyes. See your self in a mirror and find if it is the case. Read more...

Is myokymia (little and non-stop contractions of the muscles around the eye and eyelid) considered normal during the bell's palsy recovery (1 month)?

Myokymia. As you recover, the nerve function is sensitive, and fasciculatory activity would be expected. Would not worry about the activity around your eye, as is most likely part of recovery. Read more...

Why do my eye lids have involuntary muscles contractions?

Fasciculations. It is not uncommon to develop involuntary contractions of the eyelids, called fasciculations. These are mild, sometimes described as vibrations of the lids and tend to disappear after days or weeks. If the contractions are strong or painful, it is called blepharospasm and may require medical evaluation to determine the cause and treatment options. Read more...