I had a retinal detachment in my left eye. The doctor was surprised that nothing was noticed before the seperation started. If you see flashing in your vision, have it checked. It could be a tear which can be fixed quickly with a laser in the office. Seems like science fiction but they do this all the time now. I missed the significance and the result was surgery on my left eye. By the time I was aware of the problem, 1/4 of my vision in the left eye was black.
The recovery is long and difficult. Basically I have to keep my head down for AT LEAST a week. The rule is nose pointed to the ground ALL THE TIME. This is while awake or sleeping. Boredom will be my biggest frustration in the near future. If all goes well, I will have my eyesight restored.
A lot of our plans are changed because of the recovery time.
We are a couple who have started on a new adventure...