Dixiegal, that is truly nasty. I hope all goes well.
My mother had 3 retinal detachments in the early eighties. Very scary. Now she has been told she has two aneurysms in her brain, of which an operation could blind her or kill her. Either choice is pretty bad. They were detected after her neurologist diagnosed silent migraines and the MRI picked them up. Apparently 1 in 5 of us have brain aneurysms and do not know.
My eyesight is over -10 in each eye. Legally blind if you will. I started wearing glasses when I was eight and switched to contacts 25 years ago.
My specialist has told me that I cannot have laser surgery as my eyes are too bad, but a friend has had contacts inserted surgically, so I will be asking my specialist about that next check-up.
The good news is that my eyes have not deteriorated since I started wearing contact lenses.