Posterior Vitreous Detachment
A Posterior Vitreous Detachment (PVD) is what occurs when the jelly (vitreous) in the eye pulls away (detaches) from the retina of the eye (located in the back–posterior part–of the eye). It is very much like a wrinkle forming in the jelly of the eye.
Dr. Hudak will ask to see you within 3 days of the onset of flashes and floaters (depending on your level of near-sightedness and the circumstances surrounding the onset), and again 4-6 weeks later, when the formation of the PVD/ wrinkle should be complete. Any damage to the retina that would occur from the PVD formation should have occurred by then.