Sunday, 15 April 2018

This is What It Means When Your Eye Starts Twitching and Jumping… and It’s Not Good


Hey everyone !!
Science defines eye twitching as ‘a repetitive, uncontrollable blinking or spasm of the eyelid, usually on the upper lid.’ This eye muscle spasm can affect one or both eyes and can last anywhere from a few seconds to a couple of minutes.Rarely, the eye twitch can continue on and off for a couple of days before disappearing on its own.What causes eye twitching?

There’s no specific answer as to what causes eye twitching. It’s usually linked to stress and fatigue, but also to excessive amounts of caffeine, tobacco and alcohol.Eye twitching can also be caused by dry eyes, excessive eye strain, allergies, or irritation of the eye or the eye membrane. Often, it occurs without a specific cause. In general, these eye spasms are harmless and painless.

If you experience any of the following symptoms, consult an ophthalmologist as soon as possible:

If your eye spasms last more than a week;
If the spasms shut your eyelid completely;
If spasms affect your entire face;
If your eyes swell, redden or there’s eye discharge;
If your upper eyelid starts drooping.

A prompt visit to a doctor will rule out any possibility of a neurological disorder. If, however, there’s a risk of one, you’ll be referred to a neurologist or other specialist.

If the underlying cause of your twitching is not a neurological disorder, you should try to deal with the issue by reducing your exposure to stress and your caffeine intake. Getting more quality sleep is also extremely beneficial. Optionally, you can try hot and cold compresses to relax the eye muscles. If you’re open for a more alternative approach, acupuncture and massage can also reduce the discomfort.
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