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Twitching eyes and how to get rid of the tics

Eye twitching is a common occurrence and happens when the muscles in the bottom eyelid contract, causing a little spasm. The medical term for this condition is called myokymia, but it is not a serious condition, just irritating sometimes. It usually affects only one eye. The twitches can be caused by tiredness, stress, eye strain or magnesium deficiency. Dry eyes and allergies may also make the eyelids more likely to twitch, so treat those conditions separately if they occur. Getting plenty of sleep, eating well and exercising regularly can help to reduce tiredness and stress. Try also to reduce alcohol and caffeine in your diet as they can make stress worse. Eye strain may occur if your vision is not...

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Let’s take a look at Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration

How many of us get our eyes tested regularly? I’d bet not enough, but did you know that 75% of vision loss is preventable or treatable if found early? Sudden changes in vision or eye complaints with a headache, dizziness or loss of balance are warning signs to see your doctor. Today we are going to take a look at the two leading causes of vision loss and how they can be managed best.

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