Eye Twitch - Symptom Evaluation - Frequently Asked Questions

Dr. Simi Paknikar
Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team  on Aug 13, 2014
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should I visit in case I suffer from eyelid twitching?

You should visit an ophthalmologist in case you suffer from eyelid twitching.

2. How should eyelid twitching be treated?

Minor changes in lifestyle that reduce eye strain can help to control eyelid twitching. These include sleeping adequately and controlling caffeine and alcohol intake. Botox injections control eyelid twitching by paralyzing the eyelid muscles. In some cases, a surgical procedure called myomectomy is used, in which some of the nerves and muscles of the eyes are removed.

3. When does eyelid twitching indicate a serious problem?

Twitching of the eyelid is usually a benign condition and is not due to a serious problem. However, in some cases, if the eyelid closes completely due to the spasm, it could affect vision. A drooping upper eyelid could indicate a neurological problem. Redness and purulent discharge from the eyes accompanying eye twitching indicates an infection, which requires immediate treatment.

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