Causes of Eye Twitching


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Which of the following words best describes a very fine muscle tremor to one eyelid?

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1. If a person has eye twitching so severe that it increases their rate of blinking (involuntarily so), then this is likely a case of:

2. Which of these is most likely to be self-limiting and harmless?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet assessment tool is designed to help you quickly check your understanding of eye twitching. You will need to be familiar with causes of and terms relating to this condition in order to do well on this quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

For this quiz, you will need to do the following:

  • Identify the term that describes a very fine tremor in the eyelid
  • Select which term refers to severe eye twitching that leads to an increase in blinking
  • Understand which type of eye twitching is harmless and self-limiting
  • Point out causes of eye twitching
  • Describe how a severe case of blepharospasm can lead to blindness

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as what causes eye twitching
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how blindness can result from blepharospasm and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to provide terms for fine eye tremors and more severe eye twitching

Additional Learning

If you're looking for more information, turn your eyes to the lesson titled Causes of Eye Twitching. You will learn the following:

  • Conditions that an eye twitch may be a sign of
  • What dystonia refers to and what it means
  • Things that can make an eye twitch worse