Eyelid twitching is a common occurrence with various causes, not all of which necessitate immediate concern. Usually, this phenomenon is a brief and mild experience that may occur randomly or be attributed to factors such as irritation, blepharitis, or fatigue, and is known as myokymia.
Typically, myokymia resolves on its own within a few days, and treatment is generally unnecessary.
How does blepharospasm present?
A less common and more persistent condition leading to eyelid twitching is called blepharospasm. This condition can affect one or both eyelids, ranging from infrequent and mild episodes to persistent and severe instances. Blepharospasm is characterised by involuntary blinking or twitching of the eyelids, often occurring without an apparent trigger.
How is blepharospasm treated?
While mild cases of blepharospasm may be possible to live with, severe instances can significantly disrupt daily life, affecting confidence and even causing vision problems. Blepharospasm can affect all genders and ages but tends to be more common in middle-aged females.