Let me give you a little bit of information about vitreous detachments
and retinal involvement so you will know what your boyfriend should look out for:
A PVD, or posterior vitreous detachment, is 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.
I think your boyfriend should find another eye doctor, I suggest an ophthalmologist (MD) for his routine eye care
. This way, during his normal eye exams
any possible signs of retinal issues can be identified early and, if needed, treated before things become a problem. I really, based on your post, have very little faith in your boyfriends current eye "doctor"
Does this make sense to you?
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