I am new here... looking for some insight on my ongoing problems, found at the age of 14. Here is my story... ps, the photo is 4 years ago when the macular holes where first found, it has got worse but i do not have an up to date photo and thought some people may find it interesting!
When I was 14 Years old, I went for my general check up at the eye clinic. It was found that I had what was thought to be 'blisters' on my Macular. Went to my GP for a referral as advised, turns out that I had Macular Holes, not blisters. I haven't done anything of the sort that could cause this to happen.
No history of diabetes etc too...
Electrodiagnostics - normal
MRI - normal
after about 2 years it was picked up that my right eye has developed a macular hole too... both stable and not rapidly getting worse
after the second eye having this problem was picked up, this is where i feel things started to go rapidly downhill...
one morning i was sitting on my bed and this sharp stabbing and shooting pain in my left eye had started to overwhelm me. i was in agony, crying and trying to get this pain to stop. no prev issues with migraines or this pain was known to me.
the pain stopped around 4 hours later.
ever since that day i have always had a constant sharp pain through and in my eyeball, strength can vary day to day.
Cluster Headache maybe?
I had found out that on several occasions when i have seen the Ophthalmologist, that i had optic neuritis. - i read online optic neuritis shouldn't be persistent... so why am i getting it so much? is this the pain in my eye?
then i done some more research and found out that MS is also a reason that optic neuritis could be happening so often, due to the issues with this and my bladder issues of not knowing when i need to urinate until last minute, could also be a sign, i have constant numbness and pins and needles in my fingertips, arms, toes, feet and legs. could this all be linked?
last year i went to the opticians to be told that the discs in my eyes are swollen, and that my pupils aren't dilating the same as one another. sent to the AE dept. for observing. i was told and discharged with them advising me that i have a migraine... doesn't make sense if you ask me...
I went to the AE dept recently as my eyes were extremely uncomfortable, i couldn't bare the pain and was diagnosed with dry eyes... could this also be linked with the above?
i have began to notice that i am getting black areas in my vision and most days it feels like i am looking through water.
I only just found out that you can have Macular hole surgery, should i do it??