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18Mar2014

Which Twitch Is Which?

“WEIRD… IT’S HAPPENING AGAIN!”  Have you ever said that about an uncontrollable eyelid twitch that comes at the most inopportune time? After the pulsing subsides you wonder, “What was that all about?”

It’s Commonly Caused By Fatigue, Stress, Or Caffeine

An eyelid twitch, also known as blepharospasm (say that fast three times!) is the involuntary movement of your eyelid that usually lasts for a minute or two. Most people experience it from time to time. Although most commonly caused by fatigue, stress or caffeine, other factors that may contribute include eyestrain, nutritional imbalance, allergies, and alcohol consumption.

In rare cases, twitching can be caused by brain or nervous system disorders such as Bell’s palsy or multiple sclerosis. But if that’s the case, you’ll likely have other symptoms as well.

Remedies?

The video below offers a few ways you may be able to get rid of your twitch quickly and ideas to help prevent it from happening as much in the future:

When To Come In And Visit With Us About It

Your eyelid twitch will usually go away soon. But if you’re experiencing any of the following conditions, give us a call and let’s visit:

  • If your twitch doesn’t go away within a few weeks.
  • If you have difficulty opening your eye, or each twitch closes your eye completely.
  • If a spasm starts to occur in other parts of your face.
  • If your eyes are red, swollen or puffy.
  • If your eyelids start to droop in any way.

Thank you for being our valued patient! We appreciate having you as part of our practice family.

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