Hello, I have posted before but in the eye care forum and it seems like I should just post here because this could be more of an anxiety issue than anything.
But basically I'm a moderate to high myope, I have -6.5 correction. My eyes are healthy except for a possible lattice spot in one eye (but from my history, it could also be a prominent part of my eye anatomy cause I was told it was in the same spot and even looked similar to a spot in my other eye, which turned out to be nothing but a prominent ora serrata). I called my doctor and im pretty much just waiting to hear back so i can ask some questions or just wait for my next appointment.
Anyways, because of all this, I have fallen into a deep hole of anxiety and depression I think. I literally only think about the chance of having an retinal detachment, glaucoma, other slightly rare things someone with myopia can get later in life. I was informed that even though I have heightened risk, my chances are still relatively low (like 1 in 5000 for a RD). but I cant seem to shake that I will for sure have problems later on in life and it just makes me sad.
I have thought about contacting a therapist or something because I feel like I cant enjoy anything when all I can think about is my vision and even when I do sort of feel better about it, the thoughts just come creeping back. Not googling things has helped a lot but not enough for me.
But I am posting here to kind of vent a bit or maybe even just some words of encouragement haha not really sure what to do at this point other than maintaining eye exams and seeking out help.