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Is your eye twitching becoming a nuisance to your daily life? Visit us at Dr. Dorothy Park & Associates in Columbia for proper treatment. Our team is committed to providing our patients the care they need for eye and vision wellness. We are here to help you lead a more comfortable life.

What Is an Eye Twitch?

An eye twitch is an eyelid movement or spasm that you cannot control. It typically takes place for only a few seconds but can be chronic, depending on the patient's condition. An eye twitch primarily affects the upper eyelid.

Types of Eye Twitches

Minor Eyelid Twitch

This eye twitch is usually associated with daily issues such as fatigue or caffeine intake. It also occurs when your cornea or conjunctiva gets irritated. It goes away after a day or so.

Benign Essential Blepharospasm

This type of eye twitch develops in mid to late adulthood and worsens gradually. Practitioners have observed that women are two times more vulnerable to this condition than men. While it is not a serious ailment, it can progress to severe stages, interfering with your daily life.

It starts with irritation or eye blinking and advances to cause sensitivity to light, facial spasms, and blurry vision. If the condition gets worse, patients may experience spasms that will shut their eyelids for several hours. If you notice these symptoms, visit our eye doctor to get the right prognosis and treatment.

Hemifacial Spasm

Hemifacial spasm is rarer and affects the muscles around your eyelid. Unlike the other eye twitches, it inflicts one side of the face. Artery pressure on facial nerves has been the leading cause of this type of twitching. See our team for professional treatment if you are experiencing hemifacial spasms.

Causes

Some common causes of eye twitching include:

  • Unusual signal in the brain
  • Stress
  • Fatigue
  • Light sensitivity
  • Medications
  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol

In rare cases, some disorders (brain and nervous system) can cause eye twitching, including:

  • Brain damage
  • Dystonia
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Bell’s palsy

Visit Us for Eye Twitch Treatment in Columbia, SC

Most eye twitches go away on their own after a few days or weeks. However, visiting our optometry center can help diagnose the cause and severity of your eye twitch. Don’t let eye twitches ruin your work or daily life. Visit Dr. Dorothy Park & Associates in Columbia for proper diagnosis and effective treatment. Call us at (803) 254-6306 to schedule your appointment today.

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