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3 Potential Twitching Eye(s) Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Inflamed Eyelid (Blepharitis)

    Blepharitis is an eyelid issue where the skin, lashes, or glands become inflamed from an irritant or infection.

    Treatment and preventative measures may successfully control blepharitis.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    eye itch, sensitivity to light, eye redness, feeling of something in the eye, dry eyes
    Symptoms that never occur with inflamed eyelid (blepharitis):
    severe eye pain
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  2. 2.Corneal Abrasion

    Corneal abrasion is a wound to the part of the eye known as the cornea. The cornea is the crystal clear (transparent) tissue that covers the front of the eye. It works with the lens of the eye to focus images on the retina.

    1-3 days

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    blurry vision, sensitivity to light, constant eye pain, moderate eye pain, pain in one eye
    Symptoms that always occur with corneal abrasion:
    pain in one eye, wateriness in one eye, constant eye pain
    Urgency:
    Phone call or in-person visit
  3. 3.Benign Blepharospasm

    A benign blepharospasm is a non-threatening condition consisting of chronic abnormal and involuntary eyelid twitch or blinking. Symptoms may begin in one eye and worsen over time, progressing to an increase in frequency and may include both eyes.

    Currently there are not many effective treatments for Benign Blepharospasm. Symptoms can last for a lifetime but the effects of frequent twitching can be remedied with artificial tears, eye hygiene, and darker sunglasses.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    sensitivity to light, twitching eye(s)
    Symptoms that always occur with benign blepharospasm:
    twitching eye(s)
    Symptoms that never occur with benign blepharospasm:
    eye pain, eye redness
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Twitching Eye(s)

  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.Do you have a runny nose?
  • Q.Have you lost your appetite recently?

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Twitching Eye(s) Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced twitching eye(s) have also experienced:

    • 6% Headache
    • 4% Fatigue
    • 2% Involuntary Movements
  • People who have experienced twitching eye(s) were most often matched with:

    • 32% Inflamed Eyelid (Blepharitis)
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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