i spent yesterday at the hospital waiting. lots of waiting. i went to my optometrist yesterday morning because i have a 'floater' and have been experiencing flashes of light. the optometrist sent me to the hospital straight away as he was concerned about a detached retina. as i have cataracts it was difficult for him to see into the back of the eye with the equipment at hand. well, thank goodness, i do not have a detached retina but a condition caused by age. the jelly inside my eye has thinned and is causing the problem. i go back in six weeks which is good because i was too braindead yesterday to ask many questions. i waited four and a half hours to see the specialist. it was a very upsetting day all round but i feel much better today. onward and upward.