Several years back I had a problem with my eye. I started to have a black area at the top of my eye that I couldn't see out of. I made an appointment with an eye doctor to see what was wrong. They told me I had a detached retina. I was a bit shocked to hear this one. The eye doctor I had seen wasn't a specialist and told me that there was nothing he could do for me.
I was scared to lose the vision in my eye and made another appointment immediately with a specialist. Because of the time, the first doctor took in his tests and finally telling me he couldn't do anything for me the tear in the retina grew. This made the surgery more difficult and they had to operate on my eye twice.
I will always try to find out what is wrong with me, even if I don't like what I've found out. I think it is better to get treated immediately and not wait until it is too late.