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Have you noticed a slight tremor in the eyelid? A spasm may be caused by multiple causes. Discover them.

eyelid tremors

Why the eyelid begins to tremble? A slight involuntary spasm which lasts only a few seconds, sometimes barely noticeable, and it is known as blepharospasm. A harmless tremor that everyone, at some point, we have noticed, although in most cases is not associated with any particular disease. Although in some cases it may be repeated several times throughout the day, usually subsides spontaneously and without following any special treatment. Let’s look more closely, what are the possible causes and what to do if we notice a slight tremor of the eyelids.


The causes may be different, although stress is the most common, followed by fatigue and eyestrain by spending too much time in front of the screen of the computer or a book. The exposure to the sun without proper protection can also be harmful, which is why we should always wear sunglasses on the beach or in the mountains.

In the case of using contact lenses, the dryness of the eye can be one of the causes of eyelid tremors. In regard to the eyes also be ruled out that there may be an irritation of the cornea or conjunctiva, although in these cases the tremor usually cause the eyelid is closed completely.

There are more causes that may be behind, as the abuse of coffee or alcoholic beverages, as well as nutritional imbalances (in particularly magnesium deficiency).

Eyelid tremor, in rare cases, can also be a sign more than certain severe diseases, like multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, stroke, drug allergies, kidney or liver failure, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.


Obviously, for eye care and to avoid uncomfortable eyelid tremor we must avoid stress and, above all, take care of food (should consult a doctor to rule out that there may be some nutrient deficiency) and rest well. For example, it is advisable to increase the presence of fruits and vegetables in the diet and avoid situations that generate us anguish and anxiety and not spend too much time on the computer. If the problem is the lack of magnesium, the doctor can check the possibility to prescribe magnesium supplements.

In the vast majority of cases, the tremor lasts a few seconds or minutes, while in others it may persist for days or weeks. Moreover, if the eyelid closes completely or is accompanied by redness and discharge from the eye, consult the doctor as soon as possible.