Well, it is good that the bleeding is minimal and the laser solved it.
I would think, in a healthy woman such as yourself, that the cause for an isolated spot of bleeding in the periphery of your retina is from a small retinal tear and, not, an abnormal blood vessel.
So, what does that mean? It means that, as long as the retinal tear is sealed and the bleeding stopped, you do not need to go get a seeing eye dog :) However, it is important that you follow up with the ophthalmologist
within 4 weeks of the laser treatment to make sure everything is OK. Also, should you start to see a bunch of flashes of light, tons of new floater or a curtain/shade/dark spot coming across your vision from any direction you need to be seen right away as this could be a sign of a detaching retina.
Now. If this doctor says you do not have a hole, and says that it is an "abnormal blood vessel" but can't explain it any better then that, then you need to go see a retina specialist (since it is a known fact we are very smart lol!) to find out what is really going on.
I know I covered a lot there. So. What is the take home message? Don't worry. Follow up with your ophthalmologist. Enjoy Spring.
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