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What could be the cause of involuntary twitching of the eye?

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What is cause of involuntary twitching of my left eye ?
Posted Tue, 29 Oct 2013 in Brain and Spine
Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Most common causes listed below

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome.

Thank you for writing in.

There can be many causes for involuntary twitching of the eye. For your reference I shall list all the possible causes for you. They are:
-Excessive caffeine, alcohol, tobacco use
-Neurological conditions (eg. Parkinsons disease, Tourettes syndrome, bells palsy, etc.)
-Nutrient deficiencies
-Blepharospasm (condition causing involuntary closing of the eyelids)
-Organic problems with the eye (eg. infections, dry eyes, increased sensitivity to light, etc.)
-Lack of sleep
and a few others.

But the above are the most common causes for an involuntary twitching of the eye. I hope you found my response helpful. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications.

Best wishes.
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