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Eye twitching

Eye twitching: Introduction

Involuntary twitching movements of the eyes, such as nystagmus, need to be distinguished from eyelid twitches. abnormal eye movements, involuntary eye movements, inward and outward deviation of the eyes, involuntary squinting, involuntary winking,...more »

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Causes of Eye twitching:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Eye twitching. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Eye twitching

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Causes of Types of Eye twitching:

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Eye twitching: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Eye twitching, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Eye twitching Treatments

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Stories from Users for Eye twitching

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Message Boards for Eye twitching

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Eye twitching or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Eye twitching:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Eye twitching. Some of these are listed below :

  • Eye examination
    • Visual acuity (vision testing of the eye) may be affected with corneal ulceration depending on the site of the ulcer
    • Use local anesthetic drops instilled prior to examining a painful eye as it is a sensitive measure of a surface problem. If the pain is unrelieved a deeper problem must be suspected
    • Look for any foreign bodies, especially under the eyelids
    • Evert the eyelid to inspect under the upper eyelid
  • more tests...»

Eye twitching: Animations

Medications or substances causing Eye twitching:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Eye twitching as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Eye twitching: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Eye twitching may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Eye twitching

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Eye twitching. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Eye twitching: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Eye twitching

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Eye twitching: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Eye twitching: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Detailed list of causes of Eye twitching

The list below shows some of the causes of Eye twitching mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Eye twitching?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Eye twitching. Of the 390 causes of Eye twitching that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 6 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 3 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 382 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Eye twitching:

The following list of conditions have 'Eye twitching' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Eye twitching?

Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Eye twitching, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

Classifications of Eye twitching:

Subtypes of Eye twitching:

Nystagmus (468 causes)

Medical Conditions associated with Eye twitching:

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Symptoms related to Eye twitching:

Eye paralysis (31 causes), Eye movement symptoms (523 causes), Twitches (57 causes), Muscle spasms (929 causes), Eye symptoms (5412 causes), Benign essential blepharospasm, Hemifacial spasm (3 causes), Blepharospasm, Corneal irritation (8 causes), Injury, Stress, Lack of sleep (12 causes), Fatigue (3235 causes), Prolonged staring, Eye strain, Neurological disorders

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Eye twitching

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