A Potentially Life ThreateningCondition
Eye twitching manifests itself through involuntary spasms of eye muscles. Therefore, the person suffering from this condition does not influence it in any given ways. Rather, overstraining, causing one's eye to become dry, may lead to these types of twitching. Alternatively, one's eyelashes may be having an allergic reaction, manifesting through twitching itself. This condition may be very dangerous in certain situations. Namely, when driving a car, or any means of transportation, as well as while being a pedestrian, a sudden eye twitch may cause a person to be blind for a short timespan. This, happening in the wrong place, in the wrong time, may have fatal outcomes. For this, and many other reasons, it is important to notice this condition on time, and provide it with adequate treatment.
Types of Eye Twitching
There are three major levels of eye twitching. The first one is considered to be the least severe, mostly caused by tiredness and overstraining. It takes place abruptly, lasts shortly and disappears on its own. The second type of eye twitching involves eyelids. Namely, once in a state of spasm, one's eyelids get almost completely closed. This situation happens with no warning or volition. This state of affairs is to last up to several hours, disabling one to see correctly, due to his or her eyes almost completely closed. Before escalating to this state, this condition causes a person to occasionally blink or wink involuntarily. Finally, the worst case scenario involves pressure placed upon certain facial nerves, causing an entire side of a person's face to experience a spasm, resulting in a complete closure of one eye.
Reasons Behind Eye Twitching
First and foremost, our eyes may close instinctively due to exposure to dust, hot air or extreme light. This involuntary action serves as an automatic protection of our organism. However, alcohol and caffeine overindulgence both have eye twitching as one of their side effects, therefore potentially causing them at any given time of being under influence. Alternatively, staring at a computer screen, or any given thing for a long time may cause, fatigue or overstraining of the eyes all resulting in this condition. Additionally, sleep deprivation, causes us to feel tired and give way to our possible eye twitching. Finally, involuntary twitches in one's eyes may be caused by a certain inherited trait, present in a family, or may be a symptom of a certain neurological disorder.