Getting flashes in morning when I first wake up

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I was diagnosed with PVD two years ago. they said I had a partial detachment and that the flashes should go away after some time. I'm wondering if flashes can last a life time?

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    I'm not a doctor but my belief is that natural flashers should go away, but everyone is different.

    however please be careful if an ophthalmologist wants to use a retinal laser. make sure you know that there are risks with any laser, and if the retinal laser strikes within your field of vision you will have lifelong issues. search 'retinal laser complications' for my 4 min video in that event and before you undergo the procedure

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    I'm not a doctor but my belief is that natural flashers should go away, but everyone is different.

    however please be careful if an ophthalmologist wants to use a retinal laser. make sure you know that there are risks with any laser, and if the retinal laser strikes within your field of vision you will have lifelong issues. search 'retinal laser complications' for my 4 min video in that event and before you undergo the procedure

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    Hi, in short I don't know but my flashes have not gone away for about 2 years now, but if the flashes get worse its URGENT to get help as the tearing can cause blindness, ps when they were going to first do the standard bright light test to investigate the flashes I purposely refused because previous bright light testing I believe damaged my eyes because my eyes have always been very sensitive to bright light after severe arc welding flash from many years earlier interestingly the eye specialist said to me I did the right thing by not permitting the staff to do the tests to safe guard my already damaged eyes, however I have since had a test done as some light tests are not as bright as others so do your home work before you have a test.

    The flashes are a result of ageing its the jelly type material behind the eyes changes into liquid and as it does it sometimes tears at the pupil.

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    Thats interesting about these bright light tests because they do seem to make my eyes slightly worse after each one. Honestly i dont trust any ophthalmologists anymore - i think most of them are criminals and dont alot of unecessary tests and procedures. then once they damage your eyes theres no one that can reverse or fix it. also do your homework before you think you might have an emergency bc the retinal lasers are dangerous; make sure to agree on the areas to be treated before you permit it, and have the Dr sign something saying he cannot go into your field of vision with the laser procedure unless he has your permission (which i dont recommend you allow)

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