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Vitreous detachment

Vitreous detachment: Introduction

Vitreous detachment is the separation of the eye's internal clear gel (vitreous) from the eye wall or retinal. A posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) is a common problem of aging that may not require any treatment, other than watching for symptoms of the more serious problems such as retinal tear or retinal detachment. PVD usually occurs around age 40-70 or 50-70, but people with myopia (short-sightedness), especially high-degree, may get a PVD earlier. ...more »

Symptoms of Vitreous detachment

  • Floaters - seen as spots, dots, circles, clouds, spidery webs, or various effects. All "float" in front of the eyes and move with the eye.
  • Flashes - Visual light show effects; due to the vitreous pulling on the retina
  • Flashes when moving the eyes
  • Multiple floating visual spots
  • One larger visual floater
  • more symptoms...»

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Prognosis for Vitreous detachment

Prognosis for Vitreous detachment: Often a normal part of aging not requiring specific treatment. But sometimes indicates more severe eye problems such as impending retinal detachment. Existing floaters and flashes often gradually diminish (flashes often disappear within 6 months; people get used to the floaters), but new or worsening ones may indicate a new problem such as retinal detachment that needs immediate medical attention.

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