Hi, I am a 42 year old female that had a vitreous detachment a year and a half ago in my left eye. It left a huge floater that completely covered my central site in the left eye. It finally settled down and now only floats up and I can usually blink it back down. I was wondering how long is it ok to still occasionally have the flashes of light from the side of my vision? Also, I did have a retinal specialist look at the eye because they thought I had a hole, but he said it was more of a bubble or scab that would resolve eventually. What is the percentage that my other eye will have this happen? Thanks for your comments.
percentage that other eye will develop a vitreal detachment is high. i would say around 50%. percentage that other eye will have a "bubble"...dont have any idea.
1 1/2 years is a LONG time to have flashes from a PVD. i would have said 3 months or less on the flashes from a PVD. i assume your current flashes are probably NOT from the PVD. if you last saw the retinal specialist over a year ago, you need to go back.
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