Eye Twitching, medically referred to as Myokymia is a common and innocuous condition where the eyelid will spasm and twitch independent of one’s will. While eyelid twitching is not a major or serious condition, recursive twitching can be aggravating and irritating.
Causes of Eye Twitching
Eyelids may twitch regardless of a cause. While eyelid twitching does not occur frequently, it can happen without having an underlying cause. While common eyelid twitching can happen at any time, recursive eyelid twitching can often be attributed to several conditions such as Eye Allergies, Stress, Insomnia, Excess Caffeine or Stimulants, Nutritional Imbalances, and Dehydration. In rare instances, Myokymia may be a minor symptom of a more serious neurological disorder, and if symptoms persist, it may be a good idea to seek medical attention.
Treatments for Eye Twitching
There are no direct treatments for Myokymia outside of treating the root cause of the the eye twitching. Eating a balanced diet, and living a healthy lifestyle will help to prevent most of the major causes of eye twitching.