Nerve twitching of the eyes( nervous tic) - Causes, symptoms and treatment. MF.
Apr 15, 2018
Symptoms similar to eye twitches:
• Blepharospasm • Teak of the century • nervous tic • eyelid twitching
Eye twitching is an involuntary spasm of the muscles of the eyelid. Blepharospasm is the medical term for twitching the eyelids. Twitching of the eyelids usually occurs every few seconds and lasts for several minutes. It can come and go for several days or weeks. Sometimes the twitching stops when closing the eyes, but this is not always the case.
In most cases, the cause of eyelid twitching may not be found. However, certain environmental and behavioral factors can exacerbate eyelid twitching, such as caffeine, stress and smoking. Twitching of the eyelids can also accompany irritation or eye infections. In rare cases, eyelid twitching, usually when accompanied by other disordered movements, may be a symptom of chronic neuromuscular disorders, such as Tourette's syndrome.
Blepharospasm - a chronic condition characterized by abnormal flashing movements in both eyes, is rare. Gemifacial spasm involves involuntary movements of the muscles around the eyes and mouth only on one side of the face.
Eye twitching, as a rule, is not associated with pain and is limited to a slight discomfort. Visual impairment does not occur if the spasm does not lead to the closing of the eye. As a rule, spasm goes away by itself, without the need for treatment.
Botulinum toxin( Botox) injections have been used to relieve eye twitching in chronic conditions such as blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm.
Diseases that can cause eye twitches
• Problems of the facial nerve and Bell's paralysis
• Parkinson's disease
• Tourette's syndrome
Possible causes of eye twitches
• Irritation of the cornea, dry eyes
• Foreign body ineye
• Treatment of hemifacial spasm
• Absence of adequate sleep
• Medications Side effects of
• Sensitivity to light
• Eyes reddening
Kto whom the doctor should turn when eye twitching
Examples of drugs for eye twitching
• botulinum toxin type A Botox