When to Worry about Eye Twitching

When to Worry about Eye Twitching – Eye twitching is a very common problem and it also gets cured on its own. It is also called myokymia.

Eye twitching is an eye movement that you can not control.

People associate the twitching of eyes with auspicious and inauspicious. Whereas it has nothing to do with auspicious and inauspicious.

It is a medical condition due to which the eye twitches.


Reason for Eye Twitching

The exact cause of eye twitching has not been known yet, but there are some conditions that cause eye twitching such as

1) Eye strain

2) Pollution

3) Bright light 

4) Mental stress

5) Dry eyes

6) Lack of sleep

7) Excessive consumption of coffee or tea

8) Some medicines

9) Alcohol and tobacco use 


Types of Eye Twitching

Eye Twitching is divided into three parts. Eyelid myokymia, Hemifacial spasm and Benign Essential Blepharospasm.
Eyelid Myokymia –
This involves the upper or lower eyelid of the eye and only one eye twitches at a time. 

In this eye twitching corrects on its own. It doesn’t require treatment.

Benign Essential Blepharospasm – In Benign Essential Blepharospasm, both eyes twitch continuously and you cannot control it.

This condition lasts for a long time and sometimes the eyelid is shut. For this, the doctor’s advice is very important. This is a serious condition.

Hemifacial spasm – Apart from this, there is another type called Hemifacial spasm, in which one side of the patient’s face and one side of the eye are affected. 

It spreads from one side to the full face. It is caused by neuromuscular movement disorder.


when should i be worried about eye twitching


When to Worry about Eye Twitching

Eye Twitching is sometime caused by some serious health problems as 

1) Blepharitis (Inflammation of the Eyelids)

2) Bell’s Palsy (Neurological Disorder that Causes Paralysis on one side of the face)

3) Multiple Sclerosis (Potentially Disabling Disease of the Brain and Spinal Cord)

4) Dystonia (Neurological Movement Disorder)

5) Tourette Syndrome (Condition of the Nervous System Where Person Might Keep Blinking Over and Over.)

6) Parkinson’s disease (Brain Disorder that Causes Unintended or Uncontrollable Movements)

7) Brain Damage


How Can I Get My Eye to Stop Twitching

1) Get plenty of sleep

2) Don’t stress

3) Do not use the phone for a long time

4) Stop tea, coffee, and alcohol

5) Use eye lubricant

6) While looking at a computer or phone, blink your eyes fast after every 15 minutes or look at something far away.


Treatment for Eye Twitching

Usually, twitching of the eye gets better on its own within a day or two. 

In some cases, the doctor prescribes eye lubricant and clonazepam. This gives relief to the patient. 

If the twitching does not stop within a week, consult an eye doctor. 

This may be due to benign essential blepharospasm. After knowing your complete condition, the eye doctor will first understand the reason, then if necessary, botulinum toxin injections will be applied on and around your eyelids. 

Due to this treatment your eyes will be relaxed and you will get relief. 

Although there is no cure for it and you will not be able to get complete relief even with injections, it can give relief only for one to two months. 

The same injection is also given in cases of hemifacial spasm.



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