TIP: Check your electrolytes and metals if you have moderate to high sporting activity.
Eyelid twitching (myokymia) affects only the eyelid. It can involve either the upper or lower lid, but only one eye at a time. The eye twitching can range from barely noticeable to bothersome. The twitching usually goes away within a short time but may recur over a few hours, days or longer. Eye twitching usually goes away on its own within a few days or weeks with rest, stress relief and decreased caffeine.
Schedule an appointment with your doctor if:
- The twitching doesn’t go away within a few weeks
- Your eyelid completely closes with each twitch or you have difficulty opening the eye
- Twitching happens in other parts of your face or body as well
- Your eye is red, swollen or has discharge
- Your eyelids are drooping