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Random eye lid twitch?
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Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Very common
Twitching of the eyelid muscle is a common thing and usually nothing to worry about.
It may get worse with fatigue, stress or too much caffeine. If you develop any other problems such as double vision or other nerve problems then you should be evaluated by an eye doctor.

In brief: Very common
Twitching of the eyelid muscle is a common thing and usually nothing to worry about.
It may get worse with fatigue, stress or too much caffeine. If you develop any other problems such as double vision or other nerve problems then you should be evaluated by an eye doctor.
Dr. John Hoffmann
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Dr. Joseph Campanelli
More significant twitching (blepharospasm) is sometimes treated with Botox.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Can be 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. One should see an ophthalmologist (md eye doctor) if such symptoms persist, keep recurring, or are combined with any other symptoms.

In brief: Can be 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. 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. 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
Dr. Tal Raviv
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