Have you ever had a twitching feeling in your eye? That is actually an involuntary spasm of the muscles, and it can be described as a repetitive motion.
It typically occurs in the upper lid, but it can also affect the lower lids. These spasms are usually mild for most people, but they also happen in the form of strong spasms, which will force the eyelids to close.
It is a condition that is also known as myokymia. This twitching sensation can go away after a short period of time, but it can also reappear again after a while.
Why is this happening?
Many experts are not really sure what to blame for the occurrence of this problem, which can lead to the frustration of the individual that is experiencing it. But, thanks to an extensive research that was done by Mayo Clinic, it has been found that these are the reasons that actually lead to this problem:
- Excessive intake of caffeine
- Eyelid strain
- Bright lights
There are some cases in which this phenomenon will go away after a few minutes, but there are also some cases where the twitching eyelid can be a sign of something that is far worse. This can include a serious condition called ALS, or it can be something that is much less serious like blepharitis. Blepharitis is a condition that is difficult to treat and it is essentially a chronic inflammation of the eyelid.
The symptoms that you are going to read below, are signs of something that you need to consult your doctor with:
- Twitching that can last more than a week
- Twitching that will cause the eyelid to close completely
- Twitching that can extend to the rest of your face
- If the upper eyelid begins to droop
- Discharge from your eyes
The first thing that you need to do, is to make sure that the cause of the twitching is not some serious condition like ALS. You need to consult with your doctor first. If the doctor concludes that the twitching comes as a result of bad lifestyle, then you need to avoid consumption of alcohol, coffee, cigarettes and avoid stressful situations as much as possible.
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