How can you treat a twitching eye?
Treatment isn’t usually necessary for eyelid spasms, as they typically go away on their own after a few days, or a couple of weeks. As the common causes are lifestyle-related, there are a few things you can try in order to ease symptoms if they’re not going away:
- Apply a warm compress to the affected eye to relax the muscles
- Monitor your caffeine and alcohol intake
- Take regular breaks from computer screens or television
- Use eye drops regularly
Stronger and more frequent eyelid spasms could indicate a different type of eye twitch (benign essential blepharospasm) that develops later in life, usually in both eyes. Visit your GP if you have any concerns about your eye twitch, or if your symptoms become chronic.
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