Eye twitching is a repetitive, uncontrollable blinking or spasm of the eyelid, usually the upper lid.
Eye twitching (blepharospasm) usually affects the eye muscles of both eyes. If you have eye twitching, you may have an involuntary movement that recurs every several seconds for a minute or two.
Most people develop a minor eyelid twitch at some point in their lives. The causes include:
This minor form of twitch is painless and harmless. It usually goes away...
In rare cases, the cornea may freeze, which can lead to
blurred vision, sensitivity to light, eyelid spasms (blepharospasm), excessive
tearing, and pain when you try to rewarm the eye.
is not directly caused by cold temperatures but does occur in snow conditions.
Sunlight reflecting off the snow causes a corneal injury or
burn. Eyelids may become red and swell. The eyes may feel dry and as
though they have sand in them.
Treatment includes rewarming the eye and
medicine to moisten and protect the eyes.
Primary Medical Reviewer
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
May 11, 2011
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May 11, 2011
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