I'm a 28 years old, male with nearsightedness and astigmatism in both eyes.
I've been wearing glasses since I was 13 (5-5.5 myopia and 1-1.5 astigmatism) and I've been seeing floaters and a - moving curtainlike gray image - in my vision since then.
During a retinal examination last week, it was discovered that I got holes and snail tracks in both of my retinas.
A few doctors have seen my eyes and one of them suggested argon laser procedure.
Yesterday, i went to a well-known professor specialized in retina diseases in my country (Turkey). He said it was true that I had a hole in each of my retinas but they do not need laser procedure right now. He told me that we should consider argon laser in my later ages if necessary. I would be OK as long as I protect my eyes from pressure and strokes.
But, I am still worried by the possibility that my eyes may go worse and I end up in losing my sight. I am about to get married and that possibility of losing my sight is ruining my psychology because I read a lot of negative experiences on the Web.
Question 1: Am I exaggerating my situation? Should I believe in my Doc and go on with my life and career? Or, should I get prepared for a gloomy future? Are there people having a normal life with holes in their retinas without losing their sights?
Question 2: I am a frequent flier. Does cabin pressure worsen the holes in my retinas?
I would be grateful for any kind of answer or comment.
Thank you for your help in advance.