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Complications of Vitreous detachment

Complications: Introduction

A vitreous detachment does not directly causes any severe complications, with no vision loss, other than the existing floaters and flashes. Flashes usually disappear within 6 months. Floaters may also reduce in severity, and people also get used to them. However, it is possible for a vitreous detachment to lead to a later more severe retinal tear or retinal detachment, so watching for their symptoms is especially important (and immediately reporting them as retinal tear or retinal detachment needs urgent treatment to avoid vision loss). Retinal tear and retinal detachment are rarer conditions than vitreous detachment, so many people never develop these complications.

Complications list for Vitreous detachment:

The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources for Vitreous detachment includes:

See also the symptoms of Vitreous detachment and Vitreous detachment: Introduction.

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About complications:

Complications of Vitreous detachment are secondary conditions, symptoms, or other disorders that are caused by Vitreous detachment. In many cases the distinction between symptoms of Vitreous detachment and complications of Vitreous detachment is unclear or arbitrary.


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