Eyelid spasm; Eye twitch; Twitch - eyelid; Blepharospasm
Eyelid twitching usually disappears without treatment. In the meantime, the following steps may help:
If twitching is severe, small injections of botulinum toxin can temporarily cure the spasms.
The outlook depends on the specific type or cause of eyelid twitch. In some cases, the twitches usually stop within a week.
Permanent eye injury from unrecognized cornea injury is possible, but rare.
Call your primary care doctor or eye doctor (ophthalmologist, optometrist) if:
Faucett DC. Essential blepharospasm. In: Yanoff M, Duker JS, eds. Ophthalmology. 3rd ed. St. Louis, Mo: Mosby Elsevier; 2008:chap 12.8.
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