Eye twitching is something we’ve all dealt with at some point in our lives and it occurs unexpectedly while we watch TV, read or cook .You feel a sudden unexpected movement of your eyelid normally.
That is a muscle spasm or nerve jump in the area around your eye and is not life-threatening.It can point to some serious health issues an is really irritating.
According to science eye twitching is ‘a repetitive, uncontrollable blinking or spasm of the eyelid, usually on the upper lid.’
Eye muscle spasm can affect one or both eyes for a few seconds to a couple of minutes and rarely continues on and off for a couple of days .
What causes eye twitching?
It’s linked to:
- excessive amounts of caffeine, tobacco and alcohol
- dry eyes,
- excessive eye strain,
- irritation of the eye or the eye membrane.
In some cases it can be a symptom of a more severe neurological disorder like:
- blepharospasm (an abnormal blinking or spasm of the eyelids)
- amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
- develops in mid to late adulthood
- there are about 2000 cases every year in the US alone
- it is more common in women than in men
- also you might feel that you’re extra sensitive to light,
- your vision might get blurry
- your entire face might starts twitching
- severe cases – the spasms might get so strong to close your eyelids for a few hours.
If your twitching last for a few minutes it is normal.
Visit an eye doctor if :
- eye spasms last more than a week;
- the spasms shut your eyelid completely;
- spasms affect your entire face;
- your eyes swell, redden or there’s eye discharge;
- your upper eyelid starts drooping.
If cause are not a neurological disorder, then you try to avoid stress and caffeine.
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