I had an acute PVD in my left eye (with strabismus, -7.25 in contacts, -7.50 in classes) Nov 2018. I had photopsia (flashing) with only minor floaters. Upon exam no tears, etc. The eye took approx. 6 weeks where upon it detached completely and the Weiss ring was visible. I had no issues other than flashing which with each week improved. At the Jan 2019 follow-up appoint Dr indicated a PVD was occurring in the right eye (-8.50 with contacts, -9.25 in glasses). No symptoms or changes in the PVD since the Sept 2020 appt.
I understand that I will likely encounter flashes and/or floaters when the right eye PVD advances and then the first several weeks will be critical for tear, etc. My questions are: when is that likely to occur? Does it typically take this long? Will it behave similar to the left eye, or worse since that eye is more myopic. Is there a chance I won’t have a symptom’s? No family history of retinal detachment. I also take drops for intraocular pressure that has been controlled (it was reaching 22 but last 6 appts, the range was 14-17) so it was more preventive since I have controlled Diabetes II and my Dad had glaucoma in his late 70’s. I am 58 yrs. old. Thank you!