I had been seeing flashes of light in the right peripheral corner of my right I for a few months. I know I should have had it checked sooner, but let it slip. Long story short, I finally saw an opthamologist and confirmed I had two small retinal tears and the vitreous had seeped behind the retina. I had laser photocoagulation to seal the tears and area where the vitreous had gone behind the retina. I saw flickers of light a week or so after and went back in to get checked, the doctor told me I was fine after examining my eye.
Now, I am seeing the same flashes that I saw before, in the same area of the eye. I know that flashes can persist for weeks afterward, but these seem almost identical to what I saw pre-surgery. Is this common? I am scheduled for a follow-up appointment in 2 weeks, but am afraid to wait.
Background: I am 26, male, very nearsighted/significant myopia.