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Can glaucoma cause eye twitching ?

I have glaucoma. Also in recent days, i got eye twitching now and then. Can glaucoma cause eye twitching? If not, What make my eyes twitching?
04/02/2013
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  • enigma_g

    Glaucoma is a kind of eye disease that caused by pathological high intraocular pressure combined with visual fuction impediment. There are some common symptoms and complications of glaucoma such as intraocular pressure increased, eye irritation, ocular hyperaemia, eye pain, dizziness, and vision blurred, etc.. And eye twitching might also be one of the complications of glaucoma if you are under great stress, lack of sleep, fatigue, eyestrain, dry eye, localized eye irritation, dehydration and electrolyte imbalances or significant ingestion of caffeine, alcohol, or nicotine. Therefore, you had better go to the doctor's for an eye examination and then you can get exact result. Pay attention to have good rest and stay in good mood. Do not drink or smoke, have more vegetables and fruits. Do some regulat but not very fierce exercises such as taking a walk.
    04/02/2013
  • Johnny W.

    Glaucoma is an eye disease in which the optic nerve is damaged in a characteristic pattern. Symptoms are pain, cloudy cornea, high pressure in eyes. But eye twitching is hard to be caused by glaucoma. Eye twitching is an uncontrollable blinking or spasm of the eyelid. It is worth mentioning that it usually goes away on its own. But it can be quite annoying. Fatigue, stress, caffeine are the causes of eye twitching.
    04/02/2013
  • Steve Zarren

    In February 1993, I began blinking excessively and uncontrollably. As it became worse, I went
    to a number of eye doctors. They all agreed that my vision was not impaired and thought the
    problem was dry eye and prescribed drops. They did not help. The others thought the cause
    was nerves, but it was not that either.

    My Blepharospasm Symptoms Intensify

    When I coached my sons' basketball games, I not only would miss half of the games caused by
    the blinking; I would wear a baseball cap and sunglasses to hide my eyes.

    When at a restaurant, my sons, sitting opposite me, would turn away to avoid looking at my
    eyes twitching. They joked about it, not realizing the discomfort and embarrassment I felt. My
    wife had to do the weekend driving since I could not. The eye twitching always seemed to
    intensify when I was in a moving vehicle. It did not matter if I was driving or someone else. My
    90 mile daily round trip to work became a nightmare. Thankfully, I was able to avoid having any
    accidents.

    Two Years and Not a Solution

    Two years later, I was quite concerned and upset. By this time my quality of life had become
    worse. Being a corporate controller, I felt my future and family%u2019s financial security were
    threatened.

    In June, 1995, I found a local doctor who diagnosed my symptoms as a rare neurological
    disorder called Blepharospasm. It is the result of %u201Cfaulty%u201D brain signals sent to the optic
    muscles, forcing them to contract, hence the twitching. With the cause being unknown, there
    was no hope of relief. (I would later find relief by accident). It is not life-threatening but
    could be debilitating. In the worst cases, the sufferer would be considered legally blind even
    though their vision may be 20-20.

    Injecting Botox Resulted in Some Relief

    A neurologist told me that the preferred treatment was injecting small doses of Botox
    (Botulinum toxin) into the eyelids. This would later become popular to get rid of wrinkles. My
    wife became very concerned when we learned from the neurologist that it was Botulinum that
    would be injected into my eyelids. I said, %u201CI came for relief so let's do it.%u201D I was never fond of
    injections, but relief was my first priority.

    The Botox took several days to be effective and did provide some relief. However, the affect on
    my smile was strange and it made my eyes look artificial. It cost about $400 and lasted only
    six weeks, although most people experienced relief for six months. After my second treatment, I
    began to question the future affect. I went for a second opinion and when I could not
    be assured of its safety, I decided to stop.

    A Healthy Solution Seemed Hopeful

    Several weeks later, I learned of a powerful, natural and organic whole food supplement. It's a
    one of a kind whole food that is loaded with nutrition. I decided to try it.

    When I would back out of my driveway to go to work, the spasms would begin. They would not
    stop until the car was parked. Six weeks after taking this natural health food, my wife made me
    realize that I had not had any spasms all week. I said, "Could it be that the Blepharospasm is
    caused from a nutritional deficiency?"

    The Quest to Prove That I Had Found an Alternative Solution That Really Worked

    I spent the next twelve years trying to convince the medical community that I had discovered
    something remarkable. No one would listen. During this time I did introduce the food to sixteen
    individuals with Blepharospasm and seven told me it helped them.

    Sometime later I was offered a double-blind study at the Wilmer Eye Opthomological Institute of
    the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. I was overwhelmed and
    flattered. Six years later the results of the study, where I was mentioned twice, was published.
    The article appeared in The Journal of Ophthalmology, July, 2004 Issue Volume 138; Issue
    1 pages 18 %u2013 32.

    It was stated to me that %u201CThe food is safe and I expect it to help many more people. I would
    recommend it for all who wish to try it for several months.%u201D

    The results noted that the food was safe, helped some, with no side effects.

    Helping Other Blepharospasm Sufferers Get Relief

    People are still suffering and happily I am still near symptom-free. Perhaps now is the time I
    will be heard.

    In the summer of 2005 I received an honor from the Dystonia Foundation being recognized
    with a 2005 Courage Award. It was received for inspiring people with my vitality. Dystonia is the
    name of movement disorders with Blepharospasm being one of six.

    I believe now is the time to resurrect what I thought was my calling %u2013 to give relief to sufferers.
    Since the Internet has become mainstream, it became clear the sufferers would be better
    served by reaching out to them instead of the medical community.

    There are two factors to accomplish better health. They are cleansing and nutrition. Cleansing
    is necessary to free the body of toxins and other harmful chemicals. Nutrition will nourish the
    body to strengthen it and provide improved functioning.

    I am very proud of the fact that during the last several years I have helped nearly 40
    sufferers and the list keeps growing weekly. I am also happy about the fact that I have
    now reached 26 countries and 49 states.
    For more information, visit http://.www.myblepharospasmsolution.com.
    04/05/2013
  • Melanie gerard

    Well, yes, glaucoma can just lead to some eye twitching. And also, some other symptoms can be possible too. For example, eye pain can be obvious, and redness in eyes can occur too. By the way, what is most dangerous is that when the cases become severe, vision loss can just occur, for glaucoma is a condition that causes damage to your eye's optic nerve and gets worse over time. And according to some eye specialists, it's often associated with a buildup of pressure inside the eye. So just pay more attention to your eyes. And if you have some symptoms just like above, you need to go and see eye doctor as soon as possible.
    04/07/2013
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