Flickering in the eyes - cause, symptoms and treatment

Flickering in the eyes – cause, symptoms and treatment


The flickering in the eyes that every man experiences at least occasionally

The eyes are like a reflector that “projects” sometimes strange phenomena such as sparks, flashes, black dots, flies or spiders on the wall in front of them. All of these sensations actually happen in the eyes even though they seem to take place in front of the eyes. The expression “plays my eye” is trembling in the eyes which every man experiences from time to time, and in the people it is always interpreted as some omen, good or bad, depends on which eye vibrates, which lid twitches involuntarily, lower or upper.

In most European nations, flickering in the eyes is a bad omen, while in China it is a sign of happy events to come, but it refers to those rare and fleeting flickers. Namely, blepharospasm or myochemistry usually affects dry eyes, and they often indicate some other organic diseases, as well as the health of the eyes themselves. Stress, fatigue, too much coffee or alcohol, smoking, insomnia, too much time at the computer, in front of the TV, on a cell phone, all of these can be triggers for eye flicker.

Flickering in the eyes - cause, symptoms and treatment

Flickering in the eyes due to other diseases and medications

Permanent eye irritations due to dry eyes are the most common cause, however trembling in the eyes due to other diseases and medications is the reason for a more detailed consultation with your specialist with whom you are being treated. Namely, brain and nerve disorders, Bell’s palsy (partial facial paralysis), dystonia (involuntary cramps and twitching), cervical dystonia (neck twitching), Tourette’s syndrome, parkinsonism and some systemic autoimmune diseases, and some drugs for chronic diseases and their side effects may cause blepharospasm as a secondary disorder.

Flickering in the eyes can last for a few seconds, days, weeks or months. Prevention for myochemistry is primarily to reduce stress, get enough rest and sleep, increase magnesium intake, reduce time at the computer, in front of the TV and on your cell phone, reduce your intake of caffeine, alcohol and quit smoking. Blepharospasm in extreme cases is treated surgically, by removing some eye muscles. Changing life habits is often times enough to stop this uncomfortable and involuntary blink of an eye. Stay more in nature, greenery relaxes the eyes and relaxes the whole body.

Eye tremors and neurological disorders

Blepharospasm is not a problem in people with whom it occurs occasionally, from these occasional tremors arose folk superstitions in some fateful omens and interpretations, whether you want to cry out of sadness or happiness. It was so rare that it must have meant something to ignorant people. However, if eye flutter occurs frequently or constantly, and you think you are otherwise healthy, you may need to visit a neurologist in addition to an ophthalmologist who can make an accurate diagnosis in time.

As everything is connected in the human body, trembling in the eyes it may lead you to find a connection with some other disorders in the body in time and start treatment in time that will at least slow down the disease. So, blepharospasm can be a symptom of something else even before you feel it in your body in your fast-paced lifestyle. Thyroid problems that you don’t even know about can also be related to this annoying and confusing appearance of your eyes and eyelids.

source: healthline

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