In September of 2009 Donna had a Posterior Vitreous Detachment in her right eye. Back then, after checking to be sure that the retina wasn’t damaged, the eye doctor told her that more than likely he would see her back in 5 years because that is usually when the second eye will do the same thing.
4 years, 9 months, 6 days later it happened again. Maybe because of the benign outcome last time, the previous incident was more or less forgotten about, that this time it wasn’t imediately recognized as the same thing happening again. So Donna was kind of freaking out on Sunday as she was experiencing flashes of light in her left eye followed by random spiders and their webs in her peripheal vision. Of course it was Sunday, so eye doctors aren’t on call and an Emergency Room visit would have been all kinds of fruitless, so she had to wait to get in to see her eye doctor on Monday where it was confirmed that she had another PVD and didn’t have any retinal tears.
Posterior Vitreous Detachments are a common occurance and the eye doctor told us that if you live long enough they will happen to everyone. They just happen earlier in people with nearsightedness and the higher the diopter the sooner it usually occurs because of the shape of the eye.