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Eye twitching

Self-care

Eye twitching usually goes away on its own within a few days or weeks with rest, stress relief, and decreased caffeine.

When to make a doctor's appointment

See a doctor if:

  • Lasts more than a few weeks
  • Eyelid completely closes with each twitch or difficulty opening eye
  • Twitching in other parts of face or body
  • Eye redness, swelling, or discharge
  • Drooping eyelids

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