What causes eye twitching?

Stress, fatigue etc. Commonest cause of eye twitching is stress, followed by fatigue, sleep deprivation, stimulant use (even simply coffee). Other conditions causing eye twitching (much less often) include certain movement disorders (e.g. Tourette's, blepharospasm), focal epilepsy.

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What causes eye twitching?

Myokymia(if no tic) Random twitching of an eyelid or another small facial muscle, 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. It can last a few minutes to a few days. One should see a doctor if such symptoms persist, keep recurring, or are combined with any other symptoms. Read more...

What causes eye twitches to develop?

Eyelid twitching. Eyelid twitching is often due to any cause of eye irritation, stimulant use, stress, lack of sleep, neurologic disease, and other issues. Try using frequent artificial tears, getting adequate sleep and minimize stress, and stop stimulant use. If this persists, see an eye doctor. Read more...

What causes eye lid twitching?

Eye lid twitch. This is benign, but annoying at times and will usually resolve itself. It is often associated with fatigue, anxiety or tension. A refraction should be performed to resolve an associated untreated refractive error. Read more...
Sinus. In addition sinus, bad teeth and eyestrain from uncorrected vision need for glassesas well as unknown allerigic exposure externally can be causitive factors. Read more...

What are the causes of eye twitching?

Allergies.. Itching of the eyes is a sign of allergies in general. Other things can get in the eyes and cause them to itch. The eyes are well protected by mast cell that are like little packages of histamine that explode when they come in contact with allergens or broken open by rubbing. Read more...
Common problem. Eyelid twitching (myokymia) is a common and largely unexplained problem. It usually goes away on its own but sometimes this takes 3-4 weeks. Occasionally, taking some calcium with magnesium supplements seems to help shorten the episode. Be sure to be getting plenty of rest and avoid extensive eye straining such as long hours in front of computer. If the problem does not resolve see your eye doc. Read more...

What could cause temple and eye twitching also I have a white spot that came up on my left eyelid?

Stress, maybe. Temple & eye twitching, if sparing other facial muscles, is usually seen in stressful situations, caffeine/stimulant use, fatigue, eye strain. Partial seizures or certain disorders of facial nerves could be present. White spots on eyelids are probably unrelated. Do you have red spots/blisters (shingles)?, headaches?, loss of balance? Trouble chewing? Hearing? Double vision? Read more...