My right eye keeps twitching and jumping. What does that mean?

Not Medical Advice: Eye twitching is a repetitive, uncontrollable blinking or spasm of the eyelid, usually the upper lid. It usually affects the eye muscles of both eyes. If you have eye twitching, you may have an involuntary movement that recurs every several seconds for a minute or two.

Most people develop a minor eyelid twitch at some point in their lives. Although the cause is generally unknown, it may be associated with:

  • Fatigue
  • Stress
  • High caffeine

Sometimes, eye twitching can be a sign of eye conditions such as:

  • Blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids)
  • Dry eyes
  • Light sensitivity
  • Pinkeye

Very rarely, it can be a sign of a brain or nerve disorder, such as:

  • Bell's palsy
  • Dystonia
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Tourette's syndrome

The weird sensation of a non-stop flickering eyelid is one of the most annoying events that you can ever come across in your life. Though it stops bothering you soon enough at most times, at times it can continue for a long time. Check out some quick facts about flickering eyelids and what you can do to stop it at Thehealthsite.com.

As reported by News-Medical.net, a University of Iowa study has found twitches made during sleep activate the brains of mammals differently than movements made while awake. Find out more here.

Updated on Wednesday, October 29 2014 at 10:07AM EDT