Saturday Evening Update:
Called the Optometrist office that I saw before and got his emergency line.
Referred to optometrist on call and had to travel outside city limits to her office, but was worth it. (Mom drove)
Very competent and she checked my eye and could see a definite retinal detachment. Referred to Retinal specialist in town... Saw him at 9:15pm. Seems that I have lattice degeneration in both eyes, a condition more common with nearsightedness and makes the retina more vulnerable to detaching.
Will be having surgery in the morning to repair the retina... Reporting to the hospital at 7am. Specialist is the best in town, so in good hands.
Possible Procedure: vitrectomy and a sclera buckle.
Vitrectomy - removes the vitreous fluid that has pulled away and will be replaced. According to my research, there are several things that are used to replace the vitreous fluid including gas, saline or silicon gel. Will know more about that tomorrow.
Scleral buckle. This treatment for retinal detachment involves
surgically placing a silicone band (buckle) around the eye to hold the
retina in place. This band is not visible and remains permanently
attached. Thermal treatment may then be necessary to close the tear.
This procedure is effective as high as 95% of the time. (WebMD)