My apologies for not getting back sooner. I am just off to Gartnaval Hospital this morning. Unfortunately, due to unexpected events, I have been unable to go until now.
Anyway, here's what's been going on this week:
The blood tests set up by my GP have all come back negative. My ECG, again organized by the GP., showed everything to be normal.
I visited the A&E department at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and relayed my experience to a Doctor. The Doctor told me that the split lamp examination, due to lighting conditions and the light hitting my eye at a certain angle, could produce the result I had described.
My GP told me the same but, to confirm this, phoned an opthalmologist at the Princess Alexandra Eye Hospital. Opthalmologist confirmed that this could happen.
So far, Moorfield Eye Hospital, Princess Alexandra Eye Hospital, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, GP., and last but not least, the optometrist who originally blinded me, (I associate her with the blindness) are all in agreement that it was the light from the split lamp and possibly lighting conditions preceeding the examination, that caused my loss of vision. However, as far as I am concerned, the conculusion they have all arrived at appears to be all down to their understanding of the law of physics. None have ever had any personal/professional experience of this happening.
If Gartnaval come up with the same answer, I will have to draw a line under all this and get on with my life.
I have been advised (not that I need any Doctor to advise this) that should I lose my vision again, and if it lasts for a period much longer than my previousl experience, I should go straight to A&E.
I promise I will get back to you one I have returned from Glasgow. This will not be until late Thursday afternoon. It is Thursday, 08:50am local time as I write this.