What is eye twitching?
Eye twitching, also known as blepharospasm or myokymia, is an involuntary blinking or twitching of the eyelid. Eye twitching is pretty common and usually comes and goes. It can last from a few days, to a few weeks, and even up to a few months. If you’ve ever experienced an eye twitch, then you know how annoying it is. It can cause some anxiety when you wonder what’s causing the twitching. You start to worry if something serious may be wrong with you. Luckily, most eye twitching is not a sign of a serious condition, but it could be a clue from your body to take a little better care of yourself.
Most common reasons for eye twitching
The most likely reasons for a twitching eye are:
- Sensitivity to or overconsumption of caffeine or alcohol
- Eye irritation
- Poor nutrition
- Brain or nerve disorder
Blepharitis, an inflammation of the lids, dry eye, ocular allergies, and light sensitivity can cause eye twitching. Eye twitching always caused by the disorder of your eye muscle, and the base of this kind of disorder might be your tiredness and fatigue. Blepharitis may cause tears to be bad quality and to evaporate quicker. Moreover, blepharitis is often associated with dry eyes. This is because the tear film is produced by the meibomian glands. So if they are blocked or not working well, your eyes will not be as well lubricated. This encourages the tiredness of the eye and blurry vision. Especially when people with blepharitis spend a lot of time in front of a computer monitor, the eye will get tired more easily due to less blinking. In order for people to keep the eye as functional as possible, muscles around the eye get extremely strained and tired.
- Get more sleep
- Drink water
- Avoid alcohol and caffeine
- Eat food with Omega 3 fat
- Avoid Dry environments ( air condition etc.)
- Do brakes every 30 minutes when working in front of a screen
If your myokymia is related to blepharitis learn more at Blepharitis Treatments.