Wednesday, February 01, 2012
I had an eye exam and checked out okay but, of course, had to read up on the internet about this condition.
My eye doctor said at this point it is just part of the natural aging process (thanks alot!).
He said to get checked again if I get a lot of the floaters (I had one that was ring-shaped, called a Weiss ring floater, and those come from the back of the eye). If there alot of these ring floaters it could produce a tear (or be a sign of a tear?) ... I am a but confused about the process, but I promised to return right away if I was having more severe problems.
I read that 10% of people with Weiss ring floaters get retinal tears and 50% of people who get retinal tears get retinal detachment which is difficult to treat and sometimes causes irreversible blindness.
So I will just "keep an eye" on my eyes and follow-up with any changes that happen.
I worry about my eyes as both my older sisters were legally blind when they died.