I'll keep this one brief because the eye drops haven't fully worn off yet [ after 3 hours ] and I'm finding the monitor a bit glarey
Basically the Opthalmologist says that the vitreous in my right eye is shrinking and pulling away from the retina - that pulling action being what causes the electric flashes I've been experiencing since last friday.
It's very common in old fogies, and can definitely be a cause for alarm if the retina tears or ruptures during this process of pulling away ... but mine is fine.
My vision isn't/shouldn't be affected, and I'll just have to put up with the flashes and pressure on the eyeball for a week or two until the process is complete.
Huge sigh of relief!
Obviously I was told that if the situation changes [ worsens ] then I'm to call 'em immediately but there doesn't seem to be any real reason to expect that to happen
so it's all good
True to her word Tara ran me from her place to the Clinic, waited [ with knitting ] until I was done, then back to hers for a cuppa while I waited for the drops to subside enough to drive.
so now the agenda is dinner, a cuppa, and tellie with knitting - which I can do on autopilot because it's just stocking stitch.