Back during the week of February 14th I had a cold, and this evolved into a screaming pain on the right side of my face (probably my sinuses) and occasional blurry spots in my vision. I made the usual HMO fly-by and they put on me antibiotics, also put me on high BP medicine (that's been coming for a while), and told me see my optometrist since my exam was due anyway.
The optometrist was yesterday (Saturday)
The optometrist dilated my pupils, and took a look inside the right eye with microscope. Then looked at the left. Then looked back at the right to compare to the two. Result of the exam: My right retina has minor hemorrhaging.
"Not a problem, but something which requires follow up." Easy for him to say.
He's directed me back to my primary care physician for a full sugar profile (to check for diabetes), and also for a referral to an ophthalmologist.
(And yes, my fingers are gonna do the dialing Monday morning.
[Later .. corrected optician to optometrist.]