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Why Does Your Left Eye Jump?

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Frances Bott answered
Eye twitching, jumping or an involuntary twitching eye muscle in the eyelid is a very common condition. It can be quite irritating but in most cases is completely harmless.

Some people will experience this spasm in the eyelid for a day or two but it can last for a lot longer than this. Even if the spasm does last a long time it doesn't necessarily mean that there is something serious causing the problem.

The underlying cause of a twitching eye is believed to be the basal ganglion. This is a part of the brain that controls muscle movement; it is located in the frontal lobe. There are many things that can trigger it but these eye spasms occur when there is a malfunction of the basal ganglion.

Of course it is never advisable for people to try and diagnose and treat any condition. Getting medical advice is the best way forward. In the meantime, here are some of the possible conditions that are causing eye twitching.

- The number one cause of eyelid twitching is stress

- People who suffer from Tourette's syndrome or some other neurological problems can often suffer from excessive eye twitching.

- Tiredness is another common cause of eye twitching; this may be because of the physical or mental factors associated with lack of sleep.

- If you are suffering from a jumping eye it could be a sign that you have certain nutritional deficiencies in your diet.

- A twitching eye can be caused by certain allergies. In this instance it may not be the fact that the basal ganglion is malfunctioning but that histamine is being released in the eye - this always happens when we rub our itchy eyes.

- If we spend too much time staring at a computer screen then we can strain our eyes and this two can lead to these eye spasms.
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j k answered
To follow up, eyelid spasms, or even lip spasms are usually harmless, and most often due to stress, followed by smoking, caffeine, etc. Occasionally, it may be a sign of something more serious, but if you're not having other symptoms besides eye twitching, you probably don't have anything to worry about.

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