March 07, 2022
It is common that at some point you have felt a palpitation in the eye, sometimes light, other times intense, becoming somewhat annoying. These involuntary tremors that occur in the eyelids are caused by a contraction of the orbicularis oculi muscle found in the upper or lower eyelid, the vast majority of times it is not a warning sign and they usually subside after a while. This time, Dr. Juan Carlos Espinoza, ophthalmologist at Clinica Ricardo Palma, will give us more information on the subject.
What causes eyelid twitching?
The most common causes of these palpitations are:
How to avoid these uncomfortable tremors?
To avoid them it is necessary:
On the other hand, it is important to promote eye rest, which implies:
This eyelid twitching usually lasts a few days; however, if it persists for more than a week or is associated with fever or eye pain and redness, do not hesitate to see an eye specialist for evaluation and to rule out any underlying pathology.
It is important to mention that there is a minority of cases, less common, that are related to other rare pathologies, such as facial paralysis, neurological defects (less frequent) or infection in the orbit.
Dr. Juan Carlos Espinoza
Ophthalmologist at Clinica Ricardo Palma