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When Your Left Eye Jump What That Means?

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• Scientifically, eye twitches are most commonly caused by things like stress, fatigue, strained eyes or pollution. General twitching such as this can be remedied by rest and cutting out things like smoking, caffeine and alcohol. The involuntary movements are early signs of your body telling you need to relax and take it easy.

• In more serious cases an involuntary eye movement or muscle spasms can be down to an eye problem called blepharospasm. The condition is due to irrepressible tightening in the muscles of the eyelids. This persistent blinking can be caused by dry eyes, cases of conjunctivitis or a sensitive reaction to strong light. It can also be caused by several neurological problems such as Tourette's syndrome, epilepsy or Parkinson's disease.

• If your eye twitches persist you should consult a doctor. They may prescribe you medication or eye drops. In a very extreme case surgery may have to be performed to stop the unwanted twitching.

• However there are many cultures that believe that an eye twitch is something that can tell you much more. Here are a few of my favorite examples:

• China: An old Chinese adage says that "the twitching of the left eyelid indicates the coming of good fortune; while the right one is a warning about the coming of bad luck." Yet if you are female it's altogether different, as a twitching right eye signifies good luck and a left one bad.

• Certain regions of Africa: A twitch in your lower eyelid is an indicator that you will soon be crying. If the upper eyelid spasms it denotes you will have an unexpected meeting in the near future.

• Hawaii: Twitching eyes hint at the appearance of an unfamiliar person, or potential sadness.

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