Val, you might wnat to see an opthomologist rather than an optometrist which you might have meant when you said you had to wait weeks for an appointment. If only one eye twitches, there is more reason for concern, because the cause could be something irritating the nerve on that side of the face, such as an abnormal collection of blood vessels or a growth or tumor, Dr. These can occasionally be helpful when the spasms are mild or infrequent. You may have to put one or two drops in the affected eye every hour while you are awake, and place ointment in your eye at bedtime. My aunt told me b12 as well so I picked up some today. Apply warm compresses to the twitching eye and gently massage the eyelid with your fingers.
Benign essential blepharospasm. November 7, at 3: Low blood pressure and never any issues that required hospitalization. An ophthalmologist will also perform a thorough clinical evaluation, taking into account the medical history of the person with an eye twitch. Please consider adding it to your list since it is a highly under diagnosed condition that can be treated, unlike most neurological issues. Is there any way to get it to stop? Read more about computer eye syndrome here.
Best of luck with your issue. At the moment, doctors believe the main cause is pressure on the facial nerve from a structure or abnormality within the brain. Lack of sleep and stress. Others thought it had something to do with nutrient deficiencies. My doc made blood test for me and they found that I have so low amount of vitamin D. Since these spasms tend to happen randomly and inconsistently, the exact cause of eye twitching also known as blepharospasm can be hard to determine.
Submit a letter to the editor or write to letters theatlantic. Hemifacial spasm is different from other nerve and muscle conditions affecting the face because it tends to affect only one side of the face. Katie Heaney is a writer based in New York City. That adrenaline, in turn, can make your hands shake, and it can also make your eyes twitch. A Botox injection may help to treat eyelid twitching, particularly when caused by conditions such as blepharospasm or hemifacial spasm. Acupuncture is also said to be effective for muscle pain and spasms, including eye twitches. In some cases, an eyelid twitch is caused by physical injury or irritation to the eye itself, rather than nerve irritation or neurological dysfunction.