I've been away for a while...3 weeks in Europe and kind of down since my return. Just before we left for our trip, on my birthday, to be exact, I spent the afternoon in the ER after I saw flashes of light in one eye and an ugly dangly thing appeared. The 15 hour flight was hell...flashes in my eye constantly for the entire flight. Doctor said go but in retrospect I dont think it was good advice. They diagnosed it as PVD--the gel in my eye "burst" and what I am seeing are the fibers that attach the gel to the retina. To date, the ugly dangly thing is still there driving me crazy. I've asked 3 doctors if the Lupus caused it. They said no. However, I DID red that Lupus CAN do it. Would love to hear from you all. I'm sick of the Lupus attacking me and now my eyes? I don;t even want to take a flu shot as I know it will make me sick. Also had a mammogram on Friday...I looked at the screen and saw a white circle on one side. I pointed it out to the tech and her response was "Gee..look at that." I'm still waiting for the doctor to call with the report. I'm thinking Lupus plays games and causes all kinds of weird test results, etc.