When to see a doctor

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Eye twitching usually goes away on its own within a few days or weeks with:

  • Rest.
  • Stress relief.
  • Decreased caffeine.

Schedule an appointment with your health care provider if:

  • The twitching doesn't go away within a few weeks.
  • The affected area feels weak or stiff.
  • Your eyelid completely closes with each twitch.
  • You have difficulty opening the eye.
  • Twitching happens in other parts of your face or body as well.
  • Your eye is red or swollen or has discharge.
  • Your eyelids are drooping.

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Feb. 11, 2023