Most eyelid twitches are harmless and tend to go away on their own.
Have you ever had an episode where one of your eyes has been twitching uncontrollably for a few days? An eye twitch, while annoying, is usually nothing serious. A twitching eye is a creepy sensation, as you can feel your eyelid moving uncontrollably. But what often feels like a huge movement to you usually can’t even be detected by your friends. Find out what can cause this and how you can make it stop.
why do they happen?
Eye twitching, or myokymia, is an involuntary eyelid muscle contraction that usually affects the lower eyelid. The exact cause of eye twitching is unknown but are usually caused by:
- dry eye
- poor nutrition
- vision problems
Determine the severity of the twitch: Is it minor or severe? To treat minor minor eye twitches:
- Relax.Try to eliminate stress in your daily life.
- Limit caffeine.
- Rest. Get plenty of sleep and take frequent breaks from the computer.
- Apply warm compresses to the twitching eye and gently massage the eyelid with your fingers.
- Try over-the-counter oral or topical (eye drop) antihistamines to slow the eyelid muscle contractions.
Treatment for severe eye twitching may include Botox injections to paralyze the eye muscles, medications to relax the muscles, or surgery to remove the contributing eye muscles.