Published on: 24 Aug, 2021
“Why is my eyelid twitching?” This is a frequent question heard by our eye doctors. Our patients usually report that a small area on one of their eyelids seems to be affected causing a noticeable movement. Sometimes it’s even visible to others.
Why does this happen?
Eyelid twitches are not harmful and most go away on their own after a few days or weeks. A cool compress several times daily is often helpful. If your eyelid twitch is so severe that you can’t open your eye, or if there are other symptoms such as redness, discharge, swelling or pain contact us immediately.