Can a twitching eye mean serious illness?

Question: Can a twitching eye mean serious illness?

Answer: Although rare sometimes a twitching eye is a symptom of neurological illness which may or may not be serious depending on the disorder. It’s important to understand that this is a very small percentage of people who have eye twitching. Most of the time the cause is a harmless and temporary problem relating to fatigue or stress for example. If you have any other health issues in combination with the eye twitch, it has been a recurring problem, or it’s affecting your quality of life it’s time to see a doctor and get a professional opinion.

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  • Aileen Clark  On March 3, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    I have had my eye twitch in my right eye for around 5 months. It is becoming very annoying as it often happens when I am talking to people and at work. I do have a few stresses in my life at the moment which may be the reason. But have been in my life before and haven’t had it?. Any way, I went to my GP yesterday and she virtually dismissed it and said i was getting worked up!. What is it with the Gp nowadays? i remember a time when they were sympathetic with people and suggested help, not now. Talking to people could help, or mind over matter methods?.

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