I had my third hospital visit today. Had a visual field test which went really well (thankfully), but my dilation exam with the opthalmologists is still throwing some concerns at them. Whilst I'm in no absolute immediate danger, I've been told to be very wary of any new visual disturbances as it could be a sign that something is going downhill. I'm being monitored at my hospital for the next few months, but I've also been referred to a vitreoretinal specialist at another hospital for a second opinion. Thankfully, it's a non-urgent appointment which throws some peace in my direction. I guess it'll be best seeing how things go over the Winter .__.
Eurgh, you guys! Just, eurgh!
I've been having some painless, but irritating flashes in my eye for a number of weeks. Yesterday, I worked with a lady who happened to have an optician as a sister, so she called her for some advice. I had strict advice from her, and another optician than I called to go straight to A&E. Both opticians suspected I had a detached retina.
I've been to A&E twice in 24 hours and had a dilation eye exam. Thankfully, it's not a detached retina and the opthalmologist who saw me suggested I'm having a prolonged visual migraine. However, I've been diagnosed with Retinoschisis in both eyes, which indicates tears in the layers of my retinas. Unfortunately, although rare, it can lead to retinal detachment later on... but thankfully I'm in the clear for now.
I'm back at hospital on Wednesday for further exams, but I'm awfully worried that I could eventually lose my sight. As I'm writing this on an art
website, you can appreciate why. I've just had a terrible run of luck with my health these past few weeks... >____<;;