Very good reason for not being here over recent days.
On Sunday morning woke up and my left eye was strange. The same thing Monday morning I was so concerned I phoned NHS 111. Basically it looks like I have, can only describe as cobwebs in my vision, although the vision isn't impaired. NHS 111 said get to a hospital immediately but the only snag is I wasn't allowed to drive. No one around to drive me.
Yesterday morning called the opticians and they said come straight away. In the meantime I looked on the internet and was scared witless. Went to the opticians by train - my daughter came with me and she is brilliant giving support. I was pooing myself dreading the worst.y
After having drops put in my eye to dilate the pupils she couldn't find anything wrong other than a slight bleed behind the eye - she reassured me it's not unusual for someone to get this who's short sighted. To be on the safe side made an appointment for me to go to the hospital... the same day. Just in case I might get or have a detached retina.
Got to the hospital by cab, which cost me a fortune.
The hospital put more drops in my eye. The second time in one day I've been blinded. These knacker your vision. Anyway, after a 2 hour wait I saw the consultant who stuck his thumb in my eye a couple of times.... Nothing wrong. He said I have what's known as "Floaters". Quite normal for a middle-aged person with bad eyesight.. He ran off reams of floaters are.
The good news is it's nothing permanent or dangerous and I can drive as it isn't impacting on my overall vision. They will go eventually , but time scale varies from person to person. The only thing to avoid is lifting heavy stuff until they go.
As as consequence I won't on any forum too much until it's either subsided or gone.