Eyelid Twitching

Eyelid twitching is a term used for the condition where the eyelid muscles undergo through a period of involuntary spasms.  This can make the eyelids twitch and, in some cases, cause the eyelid to temporarily close and re-open again.

Causes of Eyelid Twitching

There are many factors that may cause the eyelids to twitch involuntarily. But the three common ones that can do this to the eyelid muscles are stress, fatigue and caffeine. Depending on how they may affect the individual, some of the spasms can go on and off for as long as a few days. There are also spasms felt in the eyelid muscles that can be caused by irritation or injury on the surface of the eyes.

Eyelid Twitching Symptoms

The common sign of eyelid twitching is the involuntary spasms of the eyelid muscles that cause it to close and open up, usually in rapid succession. Eyelid twitching can also bring with it blurry vision as well as light sensitivity to the affected eye. It can become a problem for some because not being able to control the twitching can become a source of annoyance and concern for those affected by it.

Eyelid Twitching Treatment

It is common for eyelid twitching to disappear even without treatment. But knowing the underlying causes to it may help shorten its occurrence in some people. Getting sufficient sleep can help prevent fatigue and stress, two common causes of eyelid twitching. Taking less or totally avoiding caffeine may also help prevent eyelid twitching from happening in some people. Taking eye drops during the spasms may also help prevent the eye surface from possible injury.