Why is my eye twitching? It has a solution?

Sometimes an eye trembles and it does not have to be negative, and although Google says that we are going to die, it is something much less lethal. We are going to decipher the causes that cause the tremor in the eye, we are also going to see how to calm it or eliminate it and, finally, we will learn when we should worry about the involuntary tic.

Many times we have involuntary movements that we do not know how to explain, and one of them is when the eyelid decides to do a little dance just for the sake of it, period. Leaving jokes aside, we must be clear that it is a nervous tic that can occur at any time due to a series of circumstances that we will see in the following paragraphs.

It is nothing serious, but you have to be aware in case it intensifies and lasts for days. The most normal thing is that it lasts only a few minutes or maybe an hour or 2. Beyond that, it is time to visit a specialist.

What is tremor in the eyelid?

It is a facial tic and they are repetitive spasms in the muscles of the face, it can be said that they are involuntary movements and we have all suffered them at some time. The most common are eyelid tremors, but it can happen with the lips and even with the ears.

Nervous tics are more common in children, but they can also appear in adult life, and as we say, it does not have to lead to any serious case, since, as a general rule, it disappears within a few minutes and does not require medication or do anything. special.

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If the tic becomes chronic, then that is when we have to worry or if it is accompanied by other tics or other events. It is also worrying that the muscle goes into spasm and then paralyzes for a few seconds.

The involuntary contraction of the eyelids is called palpebral spasm, although it is also known as blepharospasm, and usually occurs in the lower and upper eyelids, being more common in the latter. Although this tic for us is annoying and easily noticeable, in the face of others it is so subtle and so insignificant that no one notices it.

Causes of eye tremor

Everything in this life is preceded by something, so the tremor in the eye was not going to be less. There are a number of proven causes that result in that annoying nervous tic that enters our eyelids.

  • Stress and nervousness: it almost always arises from these causes, since we carry out poor stress management and live stages of true anguish.
  • Lack of sleep or very tired: rest is of vital importance for the normal functioning of our body. If we are exhausted, our body can start to fail, for example, there will be lack of coordination, lack of mental agility and nervous tics.
  • Excess caffeine: caffeine in excess is very negative since it overstimulates our nervous system and can cause many tics, apart from trembling in the eye.
  • Consumption of tobacco and/or alcohol: they are harmful substances for our body that can negatively alter us, favoring the appearance of palpebral spasm.
  • Dry eye: that the spasm in the eyelid happens due to dry eyes, it is something uncommon, but it can happen when there is a lack of hydration and, therefore, the eye blinks involuntarily and the eyelid throbs.
  • Infection in the eye.
  • Poor nutrition: that is, nutritional deficiencies, such as B12, potassium, magnesium, vitamin E, etc.
  • Allergies: when we suffer from some type of allergy, this usually creates itching in the eyes and when we rub them, that pressure creates spasms in the eyelid.
  • Spending many hours in front of a screen: we must take breaks every hour or hour and a half, closing our eyes for a few minutes.
  • Refractive errors due to poor correction: that is, due to wearing glasses with the wrong prescription.
  • Disorders in the nervous system: here the help of a doctor would be needed, since it is a sign that something is not working well in our body.

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How to relieve a tic disorder

We are going to give you a series of tips to alleviate these involuntary movements in the eyelids. Very simple things that may seem very logical, but which we always forget when we suffer an eye tremor.

  • Avoid stressful situations and if we are very nervous try to calm down.
  • Do not rub our eyes, apart from the fact that it is very bad for the cornea and it can be scratched, negatively influencing the quality of our vision.
  • Try to rest between 6 and 8 hours every day.
  • Play sports regularly.
  • Practice relaxing and calm sports or relaxation techniques.
  • Do not drink caffeine or any stimulant, disinhibiting or toxic substance.
  • Go to therapy to treat anxiety, stress, frustration, and other problems.
  • Moisturize the eyes frequently if necessary.
  • Eat better to avoid nutritional deficiencies of vitamins and minerals as important as B12, C, E, A, and minerals such as zinc, iron, selenium, Omega 3, among others.

When do I have to worry?

If we see that the tic comes and goes very constantly, or does not leave us directly, these are warning signs that indicate that something is not working well and that we should go to the doctor. In addition, it should be done before it becomes a chronic spasm or affects more parts of our face.

The most normal thing is that the tremor subsides after a few minutes or hours, but if it continues for more than a week , we must go to a specialist. In the same way that if it joins other tics or anomalies. The most serious thing is that these nervous tics in the eyelid begin to affect the mobility and sensitivity of that area. In this case, the visit to the doctor must be as fast as possible.

You also have to worry if at the same time that these involuntary impulses occur, the eyelid is inflamed , red and even expels some type of liquid or pus. Eye infections must be treated as soon as possible, since the eyes are a very sensitive organ.