If your eyes start twitching and jumping… that’s what it means, and it’s not good!
Eyestrain is usually caused by tiredness, stress, excessive amounts of tobacco, alcohol, caffeine, and some other factors. But even doctors weren’t sure of the exact cause of the flashing.
Some allergies, irritation, and dry eyes are also associated with eye twitching. In some cases, eye twitching can be a symptom of a more serious and severe neurological disorder such as blepharospasm (also known as abnormal blinking or blepharospasm), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Statistics show that in the United States alone, more than 2,000 cases develop each year. In mid-to-late adulthood, women are more likely to develop pelvic inflammatory disease than men.
You should know that this condition if caught early is not dangerous. You may be more sensitive to light, have blurred vision, and even your entire face can start to twitch as the condition progresses.
There is nothing to worry about if the jerk lasts for a few minutes, but if it continues for more than an hour, you should consult a doctor.
If you experience any of the symptoms described below, we recommend that you see a doctor as soon as possible.
- The upper eyelid begins to droop.
- The twitching causes the eyelid to close completely
- Your eyes begin to swell, your eyes become red, or you notice an eye discharge.
- Experience the spasms on your entire face.
If the condition is more serious, your doctor will refer you to a neurologist or other specialist. It is very important that you get a detailed examination to make sure there is no neurological disorder.