Why does my eye twitch
Unfortunately eye twitches happen to many people and they can happen quite often too. There’s nothing you can do to stop it and it can be quite a socially embarrassing thing to happen. Eye twitches are caused by muscle spasms within the eyelids so it is commonly believed that eye twitches are somehow related to the nervous system. This can mean in some cases eliminating stress or reducing physical strain to the eyes will reduce twitches. If you have been working in front of the computer all day and your eye begins to twitch then take a break form the screen for 10 minutes.
Eye twitches in general are not serious so you have nothing to worry about medically speaking. Many people however find it very embarrassing when their eye twitches especially while having a conversation with someone. The technical name for eye twitches is Blepharospasm and common triggers include smoking or bright lights that can irritate the eyes.
Some eye twitches however, can be very serious and lead to loss of sight in severe cases. Botox injections can cause damage to the nerves which in turn causes severe muscle twitches around the eyes. You should talk to your doctor before having any Botox treatments and ensure that should eye twitching occur after Botox you visit your doctor again immediately.
In addition to this, if your eye itself begins to twitch the problem could be more serious as well. Actual eye twitching could be caused by a defect in the eye’s motor system which is known as Nystagmus. If this occurs you should make an appointment with your doctor as early as possible.
The symptoms of eye twitches are quite simple and obvious. You can either suffer from actual eye twitches, facial twitches or twitching around the eye. While actual eye twitches can indicate Nystagmus, the other two symptoms are not necessarily indicative of a problem.
Most minor eye twitching will resolve itself in time however you can help speed up the process by reducing your daily stress levels and regularly resting your eyes. Reduce things like late nights, long working hours, staring at screens for too long, stressful situations and pressure. Try taking a long warm bath at the end of your working day to relive some of the tension and stress from your every day life. If you wear glasses, try removing your glasses when the twitching occurs and resting your eyes for a few minutes (do not read or look at screens during this time).
Some more serious eye twitch treatments include surgical removal of spasmodic muscles or a nerve around the eye but these should only be used in more serous cases as a last resort. Botox treatments can also help to relax the muscles around the eye acting as a temporary treatment for the problem but as it can also damage the nerves around the eyes and cause the problem it is not recommended. It is always a better idea to try to tackle the problem naturally before resorting to extremer measures of treatment. You may find that something as simple as resting your eyes for five minutes a day could drastically reduce your eye twitches.