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Eye Twitching

I am 16 years old, and I have had an eye twitch in the top left corner of my left eye for five months now. It has been getting worse and worse, and now, the twitch occurs every 10-20 seconds. I do not drink or eat anything containing caffeine; I get 9-10 hours of sleep a night. This was continuous throughout the summer, so I doubt it is linked too much to stress. I don't have any other regular twitches and no other signs of neurological problems. I eat healthily, exercise regularly, and do not take any medication or drugs. Do you have any idea what is causing this or what I could do to stop it?
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MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
I  recommend you see an ophthalmologist to have a full exam to look especially for anything that could be causing minor eye irritation.  You have looked into the usual causes like stress, caffeine, lack of sleep.  Perhaps there is something in your diet or routine that has more stimulant than you think like chocolate, tea, cigarettes, supplements, energy drinks, certain pain medications.  Good Luck.

MJK MD
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I forgot to add that I have horrible vision. I don't know if this has anything to do with it, but my prescription is around -10 on each eye.
Thanks for the help :)

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