• Eye Twitching - What you need to know

    Eye Twitching - What you need to know

    An eyelid twitch is an involuntary spasm of the eyelid muscles. The spasm is usually repetitive and can occur in both the upper and lower lids.

    Eyelid twitches are painless, but they may occur too frequently that they become disturbing to the patient. Twitches usually resolve on their own; but in some cases, they might be a warning sign of a more severe brain or nervous system disorder.

    CAUSES:

    • Stress or Fatigue
    • Drinking too much coffee, tea, or energy drinks
    • Too much alcohol consumption
    • Insufficient sleep
    • Light sensitivity
    • Dry eyes

    Nerve disorders that may cause twitching including :

    • Bell’s palsy
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Parkinson’s Disease
    • Dystopia

    MANAGEMENT
    Like we noted earlier on, most eyelid spasms disappear without treatment in a few days. If they don’t, then the potential causes mentioned earlier should be eliminated.

    If blood pressure or neurological issues are of concern, your eye doctor will refer you to your primary doctor or a neurologist for more tests and treatment.

    Are you concerned about having eyelid twitching? Schedule an appointment with your eye doctor.

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