Eye Health

Why Is My Eye Twitching?

Tuesday, December 09, 2014
I've had several people ask this question in the past few weeks, so thought it warranted addressing it here. That annoying lid twitch, that may feel like a rippling or vibration in your eyelid, is called myokymia. It actually feels much more dramatic than it looks, and while you may feel like others will see it, the spasm is usually much too subtle to be noticed. These twitches, tics, and spasms are actually pretty common, and can last for weeks or even months. So the real ques ..

Blepharitis: Crusty eyelashes in the morning. "Sleepy" is not just a dwarf

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
"Sleepy" is not just a dwarf. You may have referred to it as "sleep," "crust," or even "eye boogers." My earliest memory of waking up with crusty eyelashes is as a very small child, and my mom telling me I had "sleepy" in my eyes. I'm not sure why she added the "y" to the end-- maybe to make it a little cuter-sounding to a 4 year old. So what is that crust that forms in the eyelashes, usually evident upon waking in the morning? Most likely, it is due to a chronic infectious condit ..