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What can be the reason for a twitching eye?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Often unknown cause

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: Often unknown cause

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
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Nerve

Twitching eyes are usually caused by a nerve irritation.
The nerve supplying the eyelids gets disturbed, usually temporarily, and reacts to it by firing that, in turn, causes one's eyelid to contract chaotically, causing what's known eye twitches. The condition in most cases is short lived and signifies no major abnormality.

In brief: Nerve

Twitching eyes are usually caused by a nerve irritation.
The nerve supplying the eyelids gets disturbed, usually temporarily, and reacts to it by firing that, in turn, causes one's eyelid to contract chaotically, causing what's known eye twitches. The condition in most cases is short lived and signifies no major abnormality.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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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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