Should I worry about a twitching eyelid?

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Q. Lately, my eyelid has begun to twitch for no reason. It comes and goes, but is this a sign of a serious problem?

A. I suspect you are referring to the situation in which a few of the muscle fibers of the eyelid seem to contract in an irregular and random fashion. While it feels strange, it is almost never a sign of a serious problem.

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