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What is Vitreous detachment?

What is Vitreous detachment?

Vitreous detachment is the separation of the eye's internal clear gel (vitreous) from the eye wall or retinal. A ...more »

  • Vitreous detachment: Detachment of the eye's internal jelly vitreous from the rear or side of the eye.

Vitreous detachment: Introduction

Types of Vitreous detachment:

Types of Vitreous detachment:

Broader types of Vitreous detachment:

Who gets Vitreous detachment?

Patient Profile for Vitreous detachment: Usually 40-70 or 50-70, but may occur earlier with myopia (especially high-degree myopia). About 75% of people over 651.

How serious is Vitreous detachment?

Prognosis of 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.
Complications of Vitreous detachment: see complications of Vitreous detachment

What causes Vitreous detachment?

Causes of Vitreous detachment: see causes of Vitreous detachment
Risk factors for Vitreous detachment: see risk factors for Vitreous detachment

What are the symptoms of Vitreous detachment?

Symptoms of Vitreous detachment: see symptoms of Vitreous detachment

Complications of Vitreous detachment: see complications of Vitreous detachment

Vitreous detachment: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Vitreous detachment.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Vitreous detachment.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Vitreous detachment: Ophthalmologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Vitreous detachment.
Treatments for Vitreous detachment: see treatments for Vitreous detachment
Research for Vitreous detachment: see research for Vitreous detachment

Organs Affected by Vitreous detachment:

Organs and body systems related to Vitreous detachment include:

Name and Aliases of Vitreous detachment

Main name of condition: Vitreous detachment

Other names or spellings for Vitreous detachment:

vitreous separation, contraction of vitreous, vitreous contraction

Vitreous detachment: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Vitreous detachment:

1. Royal National Institute of the Blind, UK

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