A 36-year-old male asked:
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Constant flickers in my peripheral vision (mostly left eye) in dark since a couple of weeks.Checked with my retina specialist-no tear.Will it subside?

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Dr. Richard Carlin
49 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Once the vitreous separates from the retina, the flashes will subside. However, as long as there is traction there is a risk of a tear or detachment.
Answered on Apr 18, 2015
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