EYE TWITCHING IS USUALLY CAUSED BY FATIGUE, STRESS, EXCESSIVE AMOUNTS OF TOBACCO, ALCOHOL, CAFFEINE AND A FEW OTHER FACTORS. BUT EVEN DOCTORS AREN’T SURE ABOUT THE EXACT REASON FOR WHAT CAUSES EYE TWITCHING.
A significant number of allergies such as irritation and dry eyes can cause eye twitching. In some cases, eye twitching can present a symptom of a more serious and severe neurological disorder such as blepharospasm (also known as abnormal blinking or spasm of the eyelids) or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Statistics show that in the US only more than 2000 cases develop every year, in mid to late adulthood blepharospasm is more likely to develop in women than in men.