Dr Pixie gives advice on eyes that flicker involuntarily
A. It sounds like blepharospasm. Bright light, smoke, wind, tiredness, stress or even just watching TV can send your blinking muscles into spasm. Neurological conditions, brain injury or medication can cause it but more often than not, there's no medical cause. Try reducing triggers: wear shades to block bright light on sunny days, and relax. In severe cases, some GP's prescribe muscle relaxants and anti-spasm drugs. See your GP to confirm there's nothing more sinister causing it - if nothing else, the reassurance will lower your stress levels, which can only be a good thing!
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