Eye Care Expert Forum
Eyelid twitching and iron deficiency anemia
About This Forum:

Our Ask-A-Doctor Eye Care Forum is where you can post your question and receive a personal answer from physicians affiliated with the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Avatar universal
Eyelid twitching and iron deficiency anemia
Is it possible for iron deficiency anemia to cause twitching of the eyelid?  I have had twitching of my left eyelid, intermittently every day for about a month, but I am also having problems with my hemoglobin levels at this point also.  When recently checked, my level was just over 9, and it does cause me other symptoms as well that are frequently reported with having this condition.  Just wondering if it could cause the eyelid twitching also.
Discussion is closed
Cancel
1 Answers
Page 1 of 1
517208 tn?1211644466
Dear bet1984,

Eyelid twitching may be caused by stress and/or fatigue.  I would also recommend that you seek the care of an eyeMD to determine whether there is any other associate facial movements with the eyelid twitch.  This may herald a neurologic condition.

Dr. Feldman

Sandy T. Feldman, M.D., M.S.
ClearView Eye and Laser Medical Center
San Diego, California


Discussion is closed
Cancel
A
A
This Forum's Experts
233488 tn?1310696703
Discover Vision Centers of Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now