Eye twitching (blepharospasm) is an involuntary movement of the eyelid every few seconds over the course of a minute or two. Sometimes the spasm is strong enough to make your eyelid close completely before reopening.

Eye twitch usually goes away on its own within a few days or weeks. Schedule an appointment with your doctor if:

  • The twitching doesn't go away within a few weeks
  • Your eyelid completely closes with each twitch or you have difficulty opening the eye
  • Twitching happens in other parts of your face as well
  • Your eye is red, swollen or has discharge, or you notice drooping eyelids
Nov. 26, 2015