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Why does my right eye keep jumping?

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Dr. Gary Hirshfield
Ophthalmology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Eyelid

If by jumping you mean a quivering and pulling of one or both eyelids in one eye this is likely to be due to myokymia.
The muscles around the eye can do this commonly.This is nealry alwasy intermittent and benign and typically will stop completely after 6 moths or so.However, if it progresses or develops into spasms with forcible eyelid closure or does not resolve within several months see an eyemd.

In brief: Eyelid

If by jumping you mean a quivering and pulling of one or both eyelids in one eye this is likely to be due to myokymia.
The muscles around the eye can do this commonly.This is nealry alwasy intermittent and benign and typically will stop completely after 6 moths or so.However, if it progresses or develops into spasms with forcible eyelid closure or does not resolve within several months see an eyemd.
Dr. Gary Hirshfield
Dr. Gary Hirshfield
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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Jumping Eye

Blepharospasm is the fancy term for a "jumpy" eye.
The most common reasons for blepharospasm are dry eye, allergy, stress, and fatigue. Dry eye can be treated with artificial tears, such as theratears, and lubricants, such as genteal gel. Allergy can be symptomatically controlled with zaditor (ketotifen) or pataday. If the entire side of the face twitches, see your local ophthalmologist.

In brief: Jumping Eye

Blepharospasm is the fancy term for a "jumpy" eye.
The most common reasons for blepharospasm are dry eye, allergy, stress, and fatigue. Dry eye can be treated with artificial tears, such as theratears, and lubricants, such as genteal gel. Allergy can be symptomatically controlled with zaditor (ketotifen) or pataday. If the entire side of the face twitches, see your local ophthalmologist.
Dr. Theodore Wu
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Dr. Beth Friedland
Ophthalmology

In brief: Blepharospasm

A jumping eye, known as blepharospasm, can hve many causes, but most commonly is a localized dryness or irritation.
Stress, lack of sleep, alcohol all can contribute. If artificial tears and ocular antihistamines otc do not help, you may need to see an opthalmologist who can give an injection of Botox into the quivering muscle to quiet things down.

In brief: Blepharospasm

A jumping eye, known as blepharospasm, can hve many causes, but most commonly is a localized dryness or irritation.
Stress, lack of sleep, alcohol all can contribute. If artificial tears and ocular antihistamines otc do not help, you may need to see an opthalmologist who can give an injection of Botox into the quivering muscle to quiet things down.
Dr. Beth Friedland
Dr. Beth Friedland
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