Here's the sequence of events:
Saturday, April 23 - empty a "can" (the cardboard ones) of coffee and put the plastic lid back on it. I then decide to flatten it out to save some room in the trash can. The lid "pops" off and hits me on the right eyelid. It hurt a little (I put some cold on it briefly because I thought I might get a black eye) and forgot about it.
Sunday, April 24 - in the afternoon I notice that when I look at the sky with my right eye that it looks like there is a swarm of insects.
Monday, April 25 - spots are still there, so I go to see the eye doctor in the afternoon. He tells me I have a torn retina and sends me to their main office (about 25 minutes away) to see the retina specialist. Retina specialist (who will be my regular doctor for this) says I have a torn and partially detached retina and tells me to come in tomorrow morning for "surgery".
Tuesday, April 26 - I get the laser "surgery" ("spot welding" around the tear) and go on to work. Everything went fine.
Saturday, April 30 - I'm out running some errands when I notice the vision in my right eye getting suddenly worse. Call the eye doctor's office (closed) and leave message with answering service. Get a call back from the "doctor on call" and he tells me to come in. He dilates the eye and tells me I had a hemorrhage and to come see the regular doctor first thing Monday morning. Vision in right eye is completely blurred (a bit of peripheral vision, but can't see my hand in front of my face).
Monday, May 2 - go in to see doctor. He dilates the eye but blood prevents him from seeing inside. He does an ultrasound and says everything appears ok on the retina, so says to wait a week to see if blood clears.
Monday, May 9 - back to see the doctor. Vision in eye hasn't cleared very much, so he advises surgery tomorrow to clear it out. I'll be having a vitrectomy - doctor removes the blood (in vitreous humor) and replaces it with some other fluid (that the body will eventually replace). He says that it's almost 100% that I'll end up with a subsequent cataract (may take a few years). He told my I'd probably want to take the rest of the week off work.
There's some videos on youtube of some vitrectomies - kinda gross to see them punching "ports" in the eye for the tools to get in, but at least they are pretty thin. Hopefully once the blood is cleared out there won't be anything else wrong in the back of the eye.