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Nervous eye tic

I seem to have had a left eye blinking tic and sometimes my right eye. It recently has gotten worse and I seem to blink with a tic in each eye very frequently now. MY eyes are really tired from it and my friends are noticing it now where they never did before. I am very concerned and would like to see a Dr. about it. What could cause this. It is like a nervous habit. I also pick my mascara off my eyes at night when I watch tv.
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If you have a muscle twitch in the eyelid (myokymia) it is usually caused by stress, caffeine, lack of sleep and sometimes a local irritation.  Reduce caffeine and stimulants and get more sleep.  If you are blinking hard and uncontrollably you need to look into essential blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm as possibly diagnoses.

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Little blinking tics often show up when people are tired or tense.  Since you admit you pick at your mascara when watching tv, it sounds more like nervous tension than a serious problem with your eyes.  It probably would be a good idea to see your regular doctor to talk about these issues.  A couple of sessions with a good counselor, maybe a bit of cognitive therapy, and most of these issues would probably be solved for you.
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