An eyelid twitch or tic is a twitching of the eyelid that you cannot control.
One or both of your eyelids may twitch.
Healthcare providers are not sure why these twitches happen. Possible causes include:
Eyelid twitches usually go away without treatment after a short period of time. It may help if you:
Eye drops, warm washcloths, or cool compresses have not been shown to prevent or reduce eyelid twitches.
If you have severe eyelid twitching that does not go away, you may need shots of medicine around the eye. In some cases, when the blinking is affecting your vision, surgery may be needed.
Usually the twitches stop within a few minutes or hours. However, you should see your healthcare provider if you have more serious symptoms, such as: