Eye twitching is usually caused by stress, fatigue, alcohol, caffeine, excessive amounts of tobacco, and a few other factors. However, even doctors aren’t sure about the exact reason for what causes eye twitching.
A significant number of allergies such as irritation and dry eyes can cause eye twitching. In some cases, eye twitching can present a symptom of a more serious and severe neurological disorder such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), blepharospasm (also known as abnormal blinking or spasm of the eyelids) or or more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
If detected on time blepharospasm is not that serious. You might be more sensitive to light, get blurry vision and even your entire face can start twitching as the condition progresses.
If the eye twitching lasts for only a few minutes, you may not be worried about. However, if it lasts for more than an hour then you should consult a doctor.
If you experience any of the symptoms bellows we recommend that you see a doctor as soon as possible.
– Twitching causes the eyelid to close completely
– The upper eyelid starts drooping.
– Eyes start to swell and you get red eyes or notice eye discharge.
– Experience spasms on your entire face.
If the condition is more serious than your doctor will redirect you to a neurologist or other specialists. You should get a detailed checkup to make sure there is no neurological disorder.