In the last 24 hours I have had "floaters" in my vision in left eye--like dark swirling tendrils of smoke, a whole lot, to where it is very distracting and makes it hard to read or see, even to type this. I've also had bright "flashes" and eye pain. I went on-line to see about this, and I am scared--they say you might lose vision permanently if you all of a sudden have these symptoms, in this amount. I may even go to emergency room today as it is Sunday and doctor's offices are closed (I read that if you don't attend to this, it's possible to lose vision permanently within a day or few days. I am completely alone, existing on tiny SSDI due to disabling fibro, arthritis and anxiety disorders, PTSD. One of the only things left to me in life is reading, and the computer is a life-line too, and this eye thing is really affecting that, and I don't want to go blind. I am terrified right now--if anyone has any experience with this, good or bad, let me know. AND PLEASE, I ASK YOU HUMBLY, BUT FROM MY HEART, PLEASE DON'T SAY 'OH. DON'T WORRY,YOU'RE OVERREACTING. I NEED EMPATHY AND INFORMATION,BUT NOT JUDGEMENT. I AM TAKING AN EMOTIONAL RISK REACHING OUT LIKE THIS AND I NEED RESPECT AND ANY INFO ANYONE MAY HAVE. I AM ALL ALONE AND VERY VULNERABLE. THANK YOU FOR 'LISTENING' AND LISTENING WITH REAL COMPASSION, NOT 'CHASTISEMENT' OR LACK OF WARMTH. I AM DOING THE BEST I CAN, AND REACHING OUT TO THE COMMUNITY ON THIS MESSAGE BOARD FOR SUPPORT AND GENTLE ENLIGHTENMENT. bLESS YOU ALL.