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Fluttering eye, increases when washed. Advise? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2013
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User:Hi Doctor
User:Good Afternoon
Doctor:welcome to XXXXXXX
User:My Right eye is fluttering since quite a many days
User:Thank you
Doctor:May I know your age ?
User:28 year
Doctor:Does this affect you all the time, and all days ?
Doctor:or is it occuring only during some time of the day ?
User:not all the day but some times during the day
User:especially during morining times ..
User:whenever eye wash my face with water be it hot or cold it starts fluttering more
Doctor:does this affect you in any way, like causing pain, vision problems etc ?
User:no it is not paining ..
User:r u suspecting Transgenial Neuralgia??
Doctor:Most likely, this is due to sensitive nerve endings in the eye lids, which cause the involuntaty muscles in the eyelid to contract
User:it is not paining at all but it has been over 2 months it is fluttering like this ..
Doctor:No , thats not the probable cause
User:earlier i ignored it but it persisted for quite a long i suppose
Doctor:and such things can happen to most people, at any time,
User:it is not TN ?? is it??
Doctor:but it is usually associated with stress, excessive workloads, anxiety , lack of rest to the eyes, etc
Doctor:no, your condition is not due to Trigeminal neuralgia ? May I know where u got that idea ?
User:I read it some where
User:n I thought it may be starting with contraction and then moving on to pain
Doctor:as such, you need not worry or be bothered about that
Doctor:almost 60 % individuals , have such things, often
User:hmm . .
Doctor:but this is a benign issue, and left alone, it will subside on its own
Doctor:there is no need for any form of treatment
User:any cure to that .. coz although it isnt cozing any pain it irritates me
Doctor:in case, such flickering , is very severe, happening all day and even at night, then prescription medications can be prescribed to control that
Doctor:First, conditions like thyroid disorders have to be ruled out
User:oooops .. it can be thyroid disorder toooo??
Doctor:you can get a thyroid function tests, serum electrolytes, and a complete hemogram to start with
Doctor:yes, hyperthyroidism can cause such eye flickering
User:is Thyroid disorder hereditary?
User:coz my mom has it
Doctor:in some cases, it can be , but it is not necessary, that kids can have, if their parents have it
User:but the probability increases
Doctor:Does your mom have a low functioning thyroid ?
User:I m not aware of what level she has higher or lower
User:ok doc I'll get those tests done first and we can check ..
User:could u suggest a placein pune
Doctor:You can go to SRL labs in pune
User:thank you
Doctor:1258, Matruchhaya Jangali XXXXXXX Road, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune, Maharashtra 0000, India
Doctor:phone 020 0000
Doctor:You are welcome ,
Doctor:take care and bye for now
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