Starting Monday, November 15th, all Spring House patients will be seen in our North Wales office at:
1140 Welsh Road, Suite 220, North Wales, PA 19454
See more info below.

Eyelid Twitching and Eyelid Spasm

What is twitching eyelid or an eyelid spasm?  

There are 3 different types of eyelid spasms.

Is there any risk factor for these conditions?

Not a known one.

Eyelid twitching may be associated with stress, excess of caffeine, or lack of sleep.

Essential blepharospasm seems to be more frequent in females and at late age. But the ultimate cause is unknown.

How are they Diagnosed?

These three conditions are mostly diagnosed by a careful clinical evaluation. Occasionally in hemifacial spasms, MRI are ordered to better asses facial nerves.

How are they treated?

Author
Patricia Martinez, MD Patricia Martinez, MD Patricia Martinez Lehmann MD, is a board- eligible comprehensive ophthalmologist and eye surgeon treating patients throughout Blue Bell, Hatboro, North Wales and Bethlehem Pennsylvania. Dr Martinez is originally from Spain. She trained as an ophthalmologist in Barcelona (Spain) and worked there in comprehensive eye care for 10 years before moving to the US in 2010 for family reasons. She loved and missed her profession so much that in order to return to the clinical practice here in America she completed a one year glaucoma research fellowship at Wills Eye Hospital and 4 years of another ophthalmology residency at Drexel University / Hahnemann Hospital (Philadelphia) and West Virginia University Eye Institute ( Morgantown). Dr Martinez areas of expertise include cataract surgery, management of glaucoma and dry eye disease. Dr Martinez speaks English and Spanish.

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