I'm a physician myself (peds). 64 years old, female, healthy. Acute onset today, first time, while seeing patients, suddenly noticed black thready floaters, left eye. No flashers. Noticed difference over time, seemed to be increasing, thicker threads, more of them etc over past few hours. Now, as I take a moment to research this, now they seem to be disappearing. Or at least much less, thinner, still there but I might not notice them at all if I weren't looking for them. No pain, (although paying attention to these makes me suggest thought of incredibly mild pain behind left eyebrow, but I think I'm making this up).
So my question: Should I worry that this is any kind of retinal emergency that demands treatment now? It's 3 pm, I have no more patients, I have a 7 pm meeting tonight and i'm flying out of state tomorrow am. Should I bother an ophthalmologist
about this right now, try to squeeze in on the one doc I barely know professionally, at this hour, or or should I just wait, I can get help tomorrow afternoon if need be.
Probably from your angle you will err on the side of telling me to go, so please give me risks benefits, best guesses so I can make that call and you don't have to.