Maculopathy? Anyone Experienced This

alimar77

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I have retinopathy in both eyes and maculopathy in my left eye. I’m being screened every six months at present and currently do not need treatment.

I have a twitch in my left eye. It’s not visible to those looking at me but I am very much aware of it. It use to come and go, but more recently it’s there permanently, no matter what time of day, even when my eyes are shut I can still feel it twitching.

Everything I read says see your GP if it lasts more than two weeks. It’s now been about 10 weeks since this twitch started.

I’ve had an eye test, bought new prescription glasses and the optician said this can happen with stress and tiredness. However, I’m not convinced this is down to stress. The optician also picked up I had a cataract that was well developed in my right eye and one was developing in my left, but they didn’t need treatment. For the last three years I’ve also had high pressure in both eyes but further testing for glaucoma was negative. Three years ago glaucoma testing was done at the hospital, this year it was done via a specialist clinic in Specsavers!

Has anyone experienced this twitch and should I be asking my GP to refer to the hospital eye clinic for further testing?
 

lessci

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I haven't had one for a while, but find they happen more often if my sodium and/magnesium levels are low. ( I've had them for years pre-diagnosis) I also get muscle cramp if my sodium is low too. Bit of salt in/on my food and they generally go away. Good luck with the retinopathy/maculopathy, I'm on 9 month monitoring for Mac in my right eye, I've also got (not diabetes related) weak left retina, with the opticians advise is if I get flashers or floaters than don't quickly resolve, do not pass go, do not collect £200 go straight to A&E as it could becoming detached
 
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alimar77

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I haven't had one for a while, but find they happen more often if my sodium and/magnesium levels are low. ( I've had them for years pre-diagnosis) I also get muscle cramp if my sodium is low too. Bit of salt in/on my food and they generally go away. Good luck with the retinopathy/maculopathy, I'm on 9 month monitoring for Mac in my right eye, I've also got (not diabetes related) weak left retina, with the opticians advise is if I get flashers or floaters than don't quickly resolve, do not pass go, do not collect £200 go straight to A&E as it could becoming detached

Thanks for that, I’ve had the floaters for sometime but they have not been so bad of late. I put salt on all my food! And I also take a magnesium supplement! I’m hoping to secure a face to face appointment with my GP to discuss it.