Hello im new here, just found out about this community and its really helpful. My name is willia, im 24 years old with health anxiety and ALOT of floaters in both eyes.
So i had flashes about 5 months ago in my left eye (upper left side) that lasts like 30 secs or less. It happened after i went home from the gym (lifting weights). Feel anxious and panicked i search about the symptomps on the internet and find out about retinal detachment. So i went to the doctor the next morning, but i cant get a dilated eye exam because i was driving alone. I try not to think about it for the next 5 months until 3 weeks ago.
Long story short, i feel like my floaters are increased in number, but no flashes. My anxiety tells me i have to get an exam the next day so i did. Unfortunately i was diagnosed with lattice degeneration, but the doctor wasnt really sure at first because she's a glaucoma specialist and after that she refer me to another hospital so i can examined by retina specialist.
The next day, i met these 3 retina specialist (1 resident, 1 specialist, 1 consultant). They said i was fine and all. They even gave me an oct scan just to make sure and still say the same thing "there is nothing wrong", you are fine.
My question is :
How accurate is this oct scan? Can i assume im REALLY fine? I forgot to ask about the degenaration lattice, can i assume that i dont have it based on the doctors response?
I saw RNFL clock hours in the printouts of the oct scan, some are green and yellow. But there is one part that red, what is the meaning of each of them?
They didnt fine pvd, or tear or anything so what caused the flashes in my left eye? I forgot to ask them that...
I have this one new floaters, that showed up 1 week after the oct scan. Is that dangerous? I mean should i go to the doctor again? I become hyper aware of this particular floaters and my health anxiety just keeps getting worse.
I read alot about retinal detachment and all the risk factors. What i want to ask is, can one person suddenly got a retinal detachment or maybe retinal tear without any risk factor such as high myopia ( i only have myopia in left eye 0.5D ), extreme injuries to the eye, lattice degeneration, and family history.?
And one more, does lifting weights increase the risk of RD? Because i found one video in youtube about a guy who got RD in one eye after trying to lift 120 kg of weights.
Thank you for any response, sorry my english is really bad.