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What are the possible causes and remedies for eye twiching?

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Dr. Harvey Fishman
Ophthalmology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Sleep

Eyelid twitching also know as fasciculation are usually from fatigue or caffeine use.
However it can also be a sign of blepharospasm or even demyelinating disease

In brief: Sleep

Eyelid twitching also know as fasciculation are usually from fatigue or caffeine use.
However it can also be a sign of blepharospasm or even demyelinating disease
Dr. Harvey Fishman
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Dr. Mark Sibley
Dr.Fishman is correct...99% of the causes are innocent and temporary...like hiccups or a leg twitching just before you fall asleep at night..
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology

In brief: Stress

Mild eye twitching is usually caused by stress - emotional or physical.
A major contributing factor is lack of sleep. If it is annoying but not painful and does not force the eye closed, it will often pass after several weeks. Cool compresses, artificial tears and rest (especially from repetitive visual tasks like computer work) can speed up the recovery.

In brief: Stress

Mild eye twitching is usually caused by stress - emotional or physical.
A major contributing factor is lack of sleep. If it is annoying but not painful and does not force the eye closed, it will often pass after several weeks. Cool compresses, artificial tears and rest (especially from repetitive visual tasks like computer work) can speed up the recovery.
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