Today I had my appointment with the neuro-opthamologist about my eye twitch.
I wasn't super impressed with him. He seemed to have come up with two theories before I got there.
The first theory was that my glasses were the wrong prescription. He checked, and that wasn't the case.
His second theory was basically that I was just tired ... for 3 months, including 2 weeks of vacation, and with my eye twitching up to 40 times a day.
That's the one he ended up going with.
They also tried twice to check me for glaucoma. I find that test almost impossible at the best of time, and they seemed like they were in a hurry, and thus they were unsuccessful.
Like I said, I wasn't super impressed - he seemed to have his options figured out before he talked with me, and he wasn't too interested in hearing what I had to say.
However, my eye stopped twitching a week after I got laid off, so I wasn't too inclined to make a big deal about it.
I have a few theories as to what it could have been:
- something physical in my work environment - a chemical, or something related to the fact that the roof leaked, and the water would drip down through the insulation in the ceiling and land near my desk (and at a bunch of other places)
- something related to the vitamin levels that were low at my checkup in May (which perhaps took a while to build back up to the correct levels)
- I got my new (small) laptop in April. Maybe it took a while for my eyes to adjust.
I hope the doctor is wrong, since I don't recall being particularly tired between April and July.
I guess we'll see if it comes back. If it does, I'm going to a different doctor.
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