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I would like some more information regarding your question-
since when are you having these symptoms?
are you using any eye drops currently?
any other symptoms like blurring of vision, glare, eye discharge?
what is your age and gender?
I am a 51 yrold fem. my left eye lid began to move in a pulling and tightening muscle non rythmic twitch about 3 weeks ago. It is worse when I tightly close my eyes, which I feel like doing more and more often. both eyes have been red and tired for months and there is blurring as well as a feeling of glare (hence squinting more) with no discharge. for over a year I have noticed my the area around my eyes, particularly near the nose makes a loud squelching sound if depressed. my right eye (the opposite one) has had sharp cramp like pains behind it off and on for about 6 months. i saw an opthamologist at that time who said she could see no change and the pressure was within the normal range. i have used eye drops on and off recently.
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Thanks for the information you have given.
Since your eye evaluation has been done it rules out serious problems like glaucoma, cataract, any inflammation etc.
What you are describing indicates a dryness of your eyes with may be some allergy as well. I would recommend you to use lubricating eye drops like optive/systane/refresh tears etc. Also use anti-allergy eye drops like zaditor. These are avaialble over the counter.
Dryness of eyes can cause extreme discomfort depending on its extent. It can cause blurring of vision, intolerance to light, grittiness, eye strain, twitching of eyelids, muscle spasms etc.
What you are describing sees like twitching of the eyelids. This can again be seen in dryness, eye strain (due to muscle weakness, inadequate spectacle correction), stress, hyper-excitable nerves etc. Most of the cases of eye twitching resolve on their own. Sometimes taking oral supplements like Neurobion forte (available over the counter) help relieve the hyper excitable nerves. I would still recommend you to continue using the lubricating eye drops to take care of any dryness which might be contributing to the eye twitching.
If after the above treatment still your symptoms persist, then you need to be evaluated for blepharospasm (spasm of eyelid) by your Ophthalmologist.
Blepharospasm is uncontrolled muscle spasm of the eye lids. It is not dangerous. It can be treated if the cause of the spasms can be diagnosed.