Vitreous detachment and flying -
I started seeing light flashes in one eye in February. After consulting an ophthalmologist, it turns out I am experiencing vitreous detachment, but no retinal tearing or detachment. As of yesterday, I am still seeing flashes, particularly in the late evening (perhaps I only notice them more because of the light conditions).
Is flying a concern in my case? Could it precipitate a tear or detachment due to the changes in air pressure? Particularly since cabin pressure decreases during the climb only to increase again during descent.
While I have become gotten used to the idea of what is occurring in my eye, I am concerned about aggravating the situation through my actions.