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Getting fluttering sensation below eye. How to overcome this? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Mar-2013
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Doctor:Howw are you doing?
User:Hello Doc....Im doing good
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:My right eye has been fluttering for some three months now....
Doctor:Does it come on and go away on its own?
User:even when im sleeping I can feelit fluttering...
User:yes it come on and go away on its own
Doctor:This is quite common and is mostly, harmless
User:earlier it was just the down eye lash im feeling it near my cheeck bone too
Doctor:Sometimes, it is brought on by stress, fatigue, smoking, alcohol
User:i smoke/drink
Doctor:also, sometimes can be brought on by lack of sleep
Doctor:How many cigarettes do you smoke?
User:is this got something to do with high sugar levels??
User:some around 40 a week
Doctor:You would need to cut down on that
Doctor:High sugar levels has nothing to do with that
User:ok....but how about the sugar levels??
Doctor:Are you diabetic?
User:sugar levels impact the i tht...
Doctor:They affect the vision
Doctor:They affect the retina and cause damage to the blood vessels
User:some times both the eyes water a lot
Doctor:Do you need to work a lot on the computer?
User:yes about 8 hrs a day
Doctor:It can happen because of that
Doctor:Lets take the issues one by one
Doctor:First, the twitching
Doctor:You would need to cut down on the stress, smoking and alcohol
Doctor:That should help
User:ok doc
Doctor:However, this is harmless relieved
Doctor:and you dont need any treatment for this
Doctor:for the watering in the eyes
Doctor:first, take frequent breaks
Doctor:follow the 20-20-20 rule
Doctor:every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds
Doctor:You need to take frequent breaks
Doctor:second, reduce the glare of your monitor
Doctor:third, use refresh eye drops 3-4 times daily
Doctor:I believe that the twitching is limited to the eye only
Doctor:Is that right?
User:it was only in the eye for some 3 months...but now i feel uncomfortable near the upper cheeck bone as well
Doctor:These measures for the watering of eyes will also help the twitching
Doctor:Its a referred sensation
Doctor:as both areas have the same nerve supply
Doctor:But otherwise its ok
User:ok doc...thanks for ur time
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you with?
User:this should be fine
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
Doctor:Bye for now
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