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Eyelid twitch Assessment Questionnaire

Questions Your Doctor May Ask - and Why!

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Eyelid twitch. 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.

Create your printable checklist by answering questions that your doctor may ask below:

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  1. How long have you had the eyelid twitch?

    Why: to determine if acute or chronic.

  2. Is it unilateral or bilateral?
  3. Is there a history of eye trauma?

    Why: may indicate a corneal abrasion or corneal ulcer.

  4. Past medical history?

    Why: e.g. hemifacial spasm may be related to acoustic neuroma, Paget's disease, Bell's palsy. Blepharospasm may be associated with Parkinson's disease and progressive supranuclear palsy.

  5. Medications?

    Why: e.g. anti-psychotic medications may cause blepharospasm.

  6. Occupational history?

    Why: e.g. exposure to welding, foreign bodies, chemicals which may cause corneal abrasions or corneal ulcers.

  7. Eye pain?

    Why: Blepharospasm (involuntary contraction of the eye lids) may occur in response to any cause of eye pain. A painful eye may suggest herpes simplex infection, corneal ulcer, acute iritis, scleritis, episcleritis or acute glaucoma.

  8. Visual loss?

    Why: may suggest herpes simplex infection or corneal ulceration.

  9. Photophobia (dislike of light)?

    Why: may indicate herpes simplex infection or corneal ulcer.

  10. Symptoms of hemifacial spasm?

    Why: e.g. irregular spasm of the facial muscles on one side of the face including twitching of the eye, usually occurring in middle-aged women.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Eyelid twitch:

The following list of conditions have 'Eyelid twitch' 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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