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    Left eye twitching
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    ConnieSue56 posted:
    I am not sure of the cause, but my left eye (and not my right eye) has started to occasionally twitch for a few seconds several times a day. This is alarming because it started last week and seems to be happening everyday.
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    Alan M Kozarsky, MD responded:
    Twitching of the eyelids is fairly common and annoying. It is almost never the sign of any serious underlying disease. There is no specific treatment and we generally reassure people that this will get better over a few weeks.

    Of course, if does not get better, please make an appointment with a ophthalmologist for a full examination.
     
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    ConnieSue56 replied to Alan M Kozarsky, MD's response:
    Dr. Kozarsky,

    Thanks so much for alleviating my fear of it being the beginning of an underlying disease! I did have my eyes checked by an ophthmalogist for a full examination back in January (2013) and it wasn't happening at that time, of course.

    It seems to have stopped completely on its own about one month ago and I am not sure if it was just tiredness or allergies, but at this time all is better!!!


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