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Why does the upper eyelid of my right eye twitch? Happens maybe 1 or 2 times day but not everyday.  

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Cause is unknown

Trembling 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. One should see an ophthalmologist (md eye doctor) if such symptoms persist, keep recurring, or are combined with any other symptoms.

In brief: Cause is unknown

Trembling 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. One should see an ophthalmologist (md eye doctor) if such symptoms persist, keep recurring, or are combined with any other symptoms.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Benign tic

I get that, too. Irritation of one of the small muscle fibers in the eyelid.
Some say coffee makes it worse. Not to worry.

In brief: Benign tic

I get that, too. Irritation of one of the small muscle fibers in the eyelid.
Some say coffee makes it worse. Not to worry.
Dr. Ari Weitzner
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Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology

In brief: Myokymia

You are describing myokymia - an involuntary twitching of the skin around the eyelids.
It's believed to be related to lack of sleep, stress, and caffeine use. Change these risk factors and it should abate.

In brief: Myokymia

You are describing myokymia - an involuntary twitching of the skin around the eyelids.
It's believed to be related to lack of sleep, stress, and caffeine use. Change these risk factors and it should abate.
Dr. Tal Raviv
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology

In brief: Eyelid fasciculation

Sounds like may be benign eyelid fasciculations or twitches.
However this is a diagnosis of exclusion if there are no underlying other causes (also look for entire face spasms). If it is very tiny eyelid twitches and eventually resolves on its own, it's likely not worrisome. See if induced by stress, lack of sleep, caffeine, etc.

In brief: Eyelid fasciculation

Sounds like may be benign eyelid fasciculations or twitches.
However this is a diagnosis of exclusion if there are no underlying other causes (also look for entire face spasms). If it is very tiny eyelid twitches and eventually resolves on its own, it's likely not worrisome. See if induced by stress, lack of sleep, caffeine, etc.
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