A few months ago I started seeing flashes of light on a daily bases. I went to the retinologist and had laser surgery in both eyes. They were done to reinforce a detachment and tear that happened years ago. This recent laser was successful.
However, weeks afterwards I still saw the flashes of light regularly. I went back to my retinologist who didn't see anything wrong. He told me I should be worried if I see a burst of floaters or if there is a darkening in my vision. He stated that sometimes in may take months or years for the tugging and pulling in the eyes to reach an equilibrium.
I get these flashes, especially if I exert myself. They occur especially if I lift at the gym or (embarressingly) when I'm having sex. Are there certain activities I should cease? I'm an avid health nut, especially jogging, and a limit on my excercise would be upsetting.
My retinologist who did the detachment surgery 14 years ago (he retired) had me limit my activities for a bit after the sclaral buckle surgery. My current retinologist who did the laser has placed no limit on me. It seems to me there's two different schools of thought on this.