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Are you worried about your Eye Twitching?

What causes Eye Twitching?

Eye twitches tend to fall into one of three categories:


Eyelid Twitch – The most common of the three, often caused by fatigue, stress and too much caffeine intake.

Benign Essential Blepharospasm – Much less common, can have a negative impact on our day to day lives. Begins with increased or frantic blinking and can escalate to facial spasms, sensitivity to light, and blurred vision.

Hemifacial Spasm - The rarest of the three, involves the muscles on only one side of your face twitching (including your eyelid). The most common cause is a trapped nerve.

What can you do at home?

Eye twitches tends to come in short bursts and will usually go away after a few hours or days. If your eye twitching is becoming an inconvenience you can try the following to help combat the symptoms:


  • Rest
  • Avoid stressful situations
  • Lessen caffeine intake
  • Lessen alcohol intake
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You should also seek further medical attention if you experience any of the following:

If your symptoms are persistent and last more than a week, or if they are affecting your day-to-day life and causing you stress, you should see your GP for a full check-up.

Likewise if you are experiencing any of the following you should seek further medical attention:


  • You are unable to open your eye
  • Twitching it not resigned to just the eye
  • Your eye is swollen
  • You have drooping eyelids
  • Your eye is oozing any kind of discharge
Are you worried about your Eye Twitching?

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Possible Causes and Related Conditions
  • Alcohol intake
  • Bell's palsy
  • Blepharitis
  • Bright light
  • Caffeine excess
  • Cervical dystonia
  • Corneal abrasion
  • Dry eyes
  • Dystonia
  • Irritation of the eye surface or inner eyelids
  • Light sensitivity
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Oromandibular dystonia and facial dystonia
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Smoking
  • Stress
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Uveitis
  • Wind or air pollution