Those Pesky Flashes and Floaters
Retina and Vitreous

Those Pesky Flashes and Floaters

You’re sitting there, minding your own business, when all of a sudden, a lightning flash appears out of the corner of your eye. Or maybe a bunch of gnats or spiderwebs appear in the periphery of your vision. You try to swat them away but nothing is there. You’ve most likely just had a posterior vitreous detachment.