Then, Monday night, I started to see flashes of light (photopsia) from the periphery of my left eye. I blew it off – not recommended – and went to sleep.
As I showered the next morning, I suddenly noticed what appeared to be a black spider over my shoulder. She multiplied into quite a few black, lacy images dancing vibrantly about in my visual field.
I called my doctor and was told to go immediately to the eye doctor. He said, “Tell the staff you may be having a “retinal” emergency.”
Emergency? Was I ready for a medical emergency?