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What causes my eye lid to twitch and is it normal?

By Kristina Oneill on December 04, 2013

 

Why causes my eye lid twitch and is it normal?

 

Read this article from WebMD.  Normally we do not encourage patients to self diagnose via Dr. Internet, however, we do encourage educating you on your eyes.  I have had random eye twitching this week and am guessing it is from the craziness of Black Friday shopping...I know that I am not the only one who has experienced eye twitching so read up:

“Eye twitching is a repetitive, uncontrollable blinking or spasm of the eyelid, usually the upper lid.

Eye twitching (blepharospasm) usually affects the eye muscles of both eyes. If you have eye twitching, you may have an involuntary movement that recurs every several seconds for a minute or two.

 

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Most people develop a minor eyelid twitch at some point in their lives. The causes include:

  • Fatigue
  • Stress
  • Caffeine

This minor form of twitch is painless and harmless. It usually goes away on its own. But it can be quite annoying.  And that's especially true if the spasms are strong enough to cause the eyelids to completely close shut before they reopen.”

 

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