Hi, Dr. Rick:Feedback for you...thank you for taking focused care in listening to my concerns Sunday night. You helped me stay grounded and I was able to rest a few hours.
Went to an Ophthalmologist
Monday afternoon. As you suspected, I, thankfully did not have a tear in my retina or blood. I was much relieved to know my eyes and optic nerve looked good. Dr. was an experienced Ophthalmologist, though not a Retina specialist. The doctor told me if I continued to have or had another episode of flashing white light, to call or go to office as soon as possible.
I've a question which I'll pose to the doctor tomorrow and if you think it helpful, please I'd take your opinion, as well .Could the following symptoms be a result of dilation? I've experienced constant burning eyes
, a pressure headache behind my eyes and just last night, again, white light to the side of left eye and for the first time also a small circle of light in the other eye. The pressure in my head was like the one time I had high blood pressure. I took an aleve in the middle of the night and eventually fell back to sleep. White light has not been an issue most of today.
In addition to thinking that I was still reacting to the dilation and testing process, I wondered what role inflammation played in the original problem. Also, my glasses I caused eye strain (prescription is old and i've continued to use the glasses because they were very expensive high definition lens
(plus the lens AR has crazes from the time a year ago when optometrist
assistant put the plastic frame in heat..thus contributing to eye strain.) As soon as my floater and eyes return to health, I'm getting new glasses.
Thanks again for helping me Sunday evening. I look forward to my eyes feeling good again and I'm already adapting to the floaters. Just wish I could do something about the burning sensation.