Hi I am 38 years old, I also get flashes in my eye. Apparently it can be caused by traction or a posterior vitreous detachment. I am severley myopic, and with recent worsening of flashes and a large floater I was referred to my eye clinic where I have been diagnosed as having macular schesis, which is separating of retinal layers – this may lead to retinal detachment so they are doing 3 monthly checks and I have to monitor my vision using an amsler grid.
My other (and only other !) referrals in the past couple of years are for endoscopy – I have reflux, for an echocardiogram I(after having a rapid pulse and my doc finding a murmur) the murmur being benign, and more recently rheumatolgy for painful joints, my beighton score is at least 6, the rheumatolgist says I have hypermobile joints but does not think I have a connective tissue disorder.
I have severe myopia, reflux, asthma, hypermobilty, nearly died in childbirth due to haemorrage – a tear that friable and wouldnt stitch and an atonic uterus, also my optometrist asked me to go to my GP and tell them my vessels were tortous – but my gp didnt think it was anything. I am tall and thin. My dad has an aneurism in his brain stem. Am I wrong in thinking I could have a connective tissue disorder or should I be unconcerned, after all if there was a connection between these referrals wouldnt my GP realise ?