This past Tuesday I started having strange flashes in front of me. When I put my hand over my right eye I see like a long horizontal curtain with the staggered lights within. I went to my physician - my blood pressure was up 150/80 - but probably due to a concern for these flashes.
I had a test on the carotid arteries
and on first look everything seemed okay but will not get the final results until this week sometime.
I also went to an optomologist - he found a very small indication of a cataract but felt he was not qualified to see behind the catarac so he sent me to a specialist. This doctor said I had floaters - but I am not having small circular dots - these are very large showings - when I had my eyes examined and I had to look at the chart - most of it was covered by this so called curtain with lights - it keeps going up and down.
This doctor told me to come back in a couple of weeks -
Also when I am looking at something there are small streaks of these flashes that occur, usually on a white surface.
When I first go outside in the morning the light seems to effect me like I want to put something over my eyes. I am also very lightheaded.
I am 74 years old and have been under a tremendous amount of stress - my husband has dimentia - guess I am not handling it to well. I am hoping all of this is just stress.
I have my own business and have continued to keep busy and work - but I just feel so strange. Cannot explain.
I am leaving in about 2 hours to go to CA - am determined I will be okay but must admit I am a littler nervous.
Thank you for your help.