What are the causes of eye twitching? This condition usually occurs suddenly and may look severe. However, on normal occasions, it is only a temporary condition which will leave on its own. Generally, eye twitching are caused by too much alcohol or caffeine, lack of sleep, dry eyes, allergies, stress, strain caused by too much exposure to the computer or by bright light. As already been said, this condition will just leave on its own in normal instances although on extremely rare situations, it can be a symptom of a more grave condition called as nystagmus and thus, it needs treatment to avoid aggravating the condition.
It is extremely rare for eye twitching to require medical treatment. However, if this condition is accompanied with other symptoms, it is necessary for you to get an appointment with your doctor. These symptoms include spasms that last for more than seven days, vision becoming sensitive to light, fever, painful twitches, twitch extending further down your face, your vision is already getting affected and it causes the eyes to close completely.
If you are suffering from eye twitching, you may be looking for ways on how you can treat the cause of this condition. Most of the causes of eye twitching can be treated by means of changing your lifestyle. If you are suffering from allergies, it is necessary to avoid rubbing your eyes when they’re itchy, watery or swelling as these things can release histamine which in turn will result to twitches. Antihistamine tablets may be recommended to you by the doctor. Using eye drops may result to dry eyes thus, it is better to talk first with your doctor about the right solution to use for your condition.
For quick twitching relief, you can lightly massage your eyelids with the use of a warm towel. Meditation or stretching may also be of help to treat this condition. You may also try to steam your face, splash your eyes and face with cool water or apply thin cucumber or potatoes slices. In addition, you may also try “hard blinking” to provide relief for this condition. It is a technique that restores the flow of your blood to your capillaries. For you to do this technique, you should shut and squeeze your eyes as tight as you can. After that, open them wide and keep on doing this until you get teary. Usually, the spasms will stop after doing this for a few times. However, keep in mind that you should do this only when it is safe to do so. For an instance, it is not advised to do while you are driving.
Knowing what causes eye twitching is also important so that you can properly apply the right treatment for it. On the other hand, when you are experiencing other symptoms of eye twitching, it is important to see your doctor immediately to avoid aggravating the condition.