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Will Tonic Water Stop My Eyelid Twitching?

Authors Moshirfar M, Somani SN, Shmunes KM, Ronquillo YC

Received 24 October 2019

Accepted for publication 21 January 2020

Published 4 March 2020 Volume 2020:14 Pages 689—691


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Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 4

Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser

Majid Moshirfar, 1–3 Shaan N Somani, 4 Kathryn M Shmunes, 1 Yasmyne C Ronquillo 1

1HDR Research Center, Hoopes Vision, Draper, UT, USA; 2John A. Moran Eye Center, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, USA; 3Utah Lions Eye Bank, Murray, UT, USA; 4Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

Correspondence: Majid Moshirfar
HDR Research Center, Hoopes Vision, 11820 S. State Street Suite #200, Draper, UT 84020, USA
Tel +1 801-568-0200

Abstract: Eyelid myokymia, commonly referred to as “eyelid twitching”, is a common, benign condition that resolves in most individuals within hours to days; however, chronic cases can persist for several weeks to months, prompting the search for home remedies that may reduce the frequency or duration of symptoms. In this article, we discuss the proposed pathophysiologic mechanism and safety concerns surrounding tonic water as a treatment for eyelid myokymia.

Keywords: myokymia, quinine, tonic water, eyelid twitching

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