No problem.....I can answer from that information:
It sounds like your Mom is likely experiencing a PVD or posterior vitreous
detachment, a common event that happens in many people.
There is a thick gel material in the middle of your eyes called the vitreous. Over time as it liquefies, this gel material collapses on itself, forms little clumps that you can see as dots, lines or bugs. As these clumps form the vitreous pulls away from the wall of the eye. In the process it can stimulate the retina -- causing the flashes that your Mom may see.
It is recommended that your mom see her ophthalmologist to look at the retina to make sure there are no problems such as a retinal hole or tear. In most cases, there are no problems, but this exam is precautionary and allows for preventative treatment of any lesions that are found.
If your Mom notices a sudden increase in floaters, flashes of light
(like a lightning storm), or a shadow/veil in the periphery of her vision, this can be worrisome for a retinal detachment
. Your Mom would need to contact her ophthalmologist promptly in that case.
Does this make sense to you?
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