Sorry about that.... I will pass your observations onto the engineers and see if they can clean that up so it is not so confusing.
What you are experiencing is most likely vitreoretinal traction from your vitreous
jelly shrinking, which it does naturally. Many times people experience floaters too but some, like you, do not have the floaters.
Let me tell you a little bit about this process:
You are likely experiencing a PVD or posterior vitreous detachment, a common event that happens in many people.
You have 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 you may see.
It is recommended that you see your 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 you notice a sudden increase in floaters, flashes of light (like a lightning storm), or a shadow/veil in the periphery of your vision, this can be worrisome for a retinal detachment
. You would need to contact your ophthalmologist promptly in that case.
Does this make sense to you?
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