Eyelid jumping is actually a physiological response, which has nothing to do with financial disaster. But if your eyelids jump, it means you should pay attention to something.
Most eyelid jumps are physiological
Medically, it is called "eyelid tremor" or "spasm", which is the tremor of nerves or eye muscles after stimulation.
It is called eyelid jump. In fact, eye muscles such as orbicularis oculi muscle and eyelid lifting muscle vibrate under the innervation, which drives the skin to jump.
This kind of tremor cannot be controlled artificially, and its appearance or stop is often not affected by human will.
1. Drinking coffee can cause eyelids to jump
Researchers at New York University found that drinking coffee may increase the chance of eyelid jump.
They believe that coffee can increase the secretion of excitatory neurotransmitters such as dopamine and norepinephrine, so as to stimulate orbicularis oculi muscle and corresponding nerve impulses, causing eyelid jump.
The principle of eyelid jump caused by mental tension is roughly similar.
2. Physiological eyelid jump does not need to be treated
Most eyelid jumps are physiological.
In other words, you can't seem to find the reason, and it suddenly beats; Even if it suddenly stops and disappears, you can't say why.
Physiological eyelid jumping is often attributed to the following reasons:
Mental tension; Excessive smoking and drinking; Eye fatigue; Lack of sleep; Drug factors
This eyelid beat can be relieved without treatment.
There are many folk methods, such as sticking red paper or wheat straw on the beating eyelids. Unfortunately, these practices have no scientific basis.
In short, physiological eyelid jumping is a spontaneous symptom, which has the feeling of "coming without shadow and going without trace".
When your eyelids jump, if your eyes are dry, sour and uncomfortable, it reminds you to use your eyes too much and need a proper rest.
Pathological eyelid jump, we must be careful
1. Eyelids jump constantly. You may be ill
In May 2015, a woman in Chongqing ignored her left eyelid after seven years of jumping because she believed in the superstition of "jumping money with the left eye". As a result, the left eyelid jump became more and more serious, extending from the first few seconds to several minutes, and finally turned into a twitch in the corner of the left mouth and even the whole left face.
It was found that the blood vessels compressed the root of the facial nerve, resulting in eyelid jumping and facial twitch. Finally, the problem was solved by separating the blood vessels from the nerves through microvascular decompression.
Therefore, if the eyelid jump continues without any meaning of stopping, you should be careful.
This type of eyelid jump is mostly pathological. It may be a clinical symptom of frontal, cranial or systemic diseases, and belongs to one of many somatic symptoms.
If eyelid jumping can not be relieved by itself, or even continues to aggravate, causing ipsilateral facial tremor or twitch, you should see a doctor in time and inform the doctor of the corresponding situation for further diagnosis and treatment.
2. There are many diseases that cause eyelid jumping
Common include: trichiasis, conjunctivitis, keratitis, eye trauma, encephalitis, cerebrovascular disease, etc;
Less common include Bell palsy (simple peripheral facial paralysis), dystonia, spasmodic torticollis, multiple tic syndrome, and even some patients are related to genetic factors.
For example, there is a chronic eyelid jump called "benign primary blepharospasm". According to statistics, this happens to five out of every 100000 people.
This benign primary eyelid beat is often chronic. It is the uncontrolled blinking, winking and eyelid closure of both eyes without the influence of the environment.
After excluding or treating other causes, the most effective way to stop this annoying eyelid jump is local injection of botulinum toxin.
It can relax the muscles under the eyelids, reduce their vibration and help prevent spasms.
How should eyelid jump do
1. What to do at home?
In case of eyelid jump, try the following methods first:
Reduce the intake of tea, wine and coffee and reduce smoking;
Keep enough sleep;
Keep the cornea moist. For example, do not stare at the electronic screen for a long time or use artificial tears intermittently;
Wash your face with hot water or apply your face with hot towel.
2. When should I see a doctor?
If eyelid jump continues to occur and the above methods cannot be alleviated, the occurrence time and duration of eyelid jump shall be recorded.
You should not hesitate to go to the hospital for professional medical treatment in the following cases:
Eyelid jump lasted more than one week;
Complete closure of eyelids and difficulty in opening eyes;
Eyelid jumping causes simultaneous twitching of the face;
Eyelid jumping is accompanied by redness, acerbity and tears.
Eyelid jumping is often caused by our unhealthy living habits, especially when using our eyes. Our eyes are very fragile. Although we have various self-protection mechanisms, we can't help it. You're so tossed. In the long run, it will certainly do harm to the eyes. When your eyelids continue to jump, accompanied by some other symptoms, you should go for diagnosis and treatment in time.