Eye Twitching Resource Guide...
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Anyone may have eye twitching occasionally. Most often, an eye twitching condition often only involving one eye is related to a variety of general health issues.
The following health issues may cause eye twitching:
- Physical fatigue
- Eye surface irritation
- Inner eyelid irritant
- Lack of sleep
- Alcohol use and Caffeine in excess
- Physical exertion
- Smoking or a Stressful lifestyle
Uncontrollable eye-twitching eyelid movements affecting both eyes is known as benign essential blepharospasm, which specific cause is not known. However, these medical conditions are often associated with it: Dry eyes, Pink eye and Light sensitivity.
An eyelid twitch is a general term for involuntary spasms of the eyelid muscles. In some instances, the eyelid may repeatedly close or nearly close and re-open. This article discusses eyelid twitches in general.
Causes of Eye Twitching
The most common things that make the muscle in your eyelid twitch are fatigue, stress, and caffeine. Once spasms begin, they may continue off and on for a few days. Then, they disappear. Most people experience this type of eyelid twitch on occasion and find it very annoying. In most cases, you won't even notice when the twitch has stopped.
More severe contractions, where the eyelid completely closes, are possible. These can be caused by irritation of the surface of the eye (cornea) or the membranes lining the eyelids (conjunctiva).
Sometimes, the reason your eyelid is twitching cannot be identified. This form of eyelid twitching lasts much longer, is often very uncomfortable, and can also cause your eyelids to close completely.
Symptoms of Eye Twitching
In addition to having repetitive, uncontrollable twitching or spasms of your eyelid (usually the upper lid), you may be very sensitive to light or have blurry vision.
Treatment for Eye Twitching
Eyelid twitching usually disappears without treatment. In the meantime, the following steps may help:
- Get more sleep.
- Drink less caffeine.
- Lubricate your eyes with eye drops.
If twitching is severe, small injections of botulinum toxin can temporarily cure the spasms.
Outlook /Prognosis for Eye Twitching
The outlook depends on the specific type or cause of eyelid twitch. In some cases, the twitches usually stop within a week.
Possible Complications of Eye Twitching
Permanent eye injury from unrecognized cornea injury is possible, but is fairly rare.
When to Contact a Medical Professional
Call your primary care doctor or eye doctor (ophthalmologist) if:
- Eyelid twitching does not go away within 1- week
- Twitching completely closes your eyelid
- Twitching involves other parts of your face
- You have redness, swelling, or a discharge from your eye
- Your upper eyelid is drooping
Alternative Names for Eye Twitching
The alternative names for eye twitching are:
- Eyelid spasm
- Eye twitch
- Twitch - eyelid