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Eyelid twitching is common, usually harmless

But when might it call for a visit to your doctor?  







Doctor, my eyelids have been twitching lately. What’s going on?  


Small, uncontrolled eyelid twitches lasting just a few minutes are very common. The medical term for this is blepharospasm. For the most part, these involuntary eyelid twitches are harmless. Sometimes the twitching can occur, off and on, over several days. Blepharospasm of this type may be associated with fatigue, stress, lack of sleep, excessive caffeine intake, physical exertion, or any combination of these. 

Sometimes, but rarely, the twitching can last weeks or even months. Continue Reading →

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