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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Vitreous Detachment

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What are possible treatments for vitreous detachment in a 14 year old?

What are possible treatments for vitreous detachment in a 14 year old?

Unusual case: Vitreous detachment is very rare in this age group and usually only comes about from pathology of the eye or trauma. Vitreous detachment usually starts in middle age. There is no "treatment" for this as it is a natural progression in the eye. If this is occurring in a 14 year old, then it must be investigated by an ophthalmologist to rule out concurrent disease. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose retinal tears and vitreous detachment ?

How do you diagnose  retinal tears and vitreous detachment ?

Dilated exam: A dilated eye examination can reveal these problems. Eye drops are used to stop the pupil from constricting when light is shone into them. This helps the doctor get a good view of the entire retina to check for these sorts of problems. ...Read more

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Can you explain to me what posterior vitreous detachment is?

Can you explain to me what posterior vitreous detachment is?

Normal aging: Vitreous detachment is a normal aging process of the gel that fills the back of the eye. Usually it detaches silently but sometimes it happens in a few locations with light flashes, floaters and visual changes. Since these symptoms are the same as retinal detachment these symptoms should always be evaluated by an ophthalmologist when they occur. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: posterior vitreous detachment?

What is the definition or description of: posterior vitreous detachment?

Vitreous separation: The vitreous jelly is normally attached to the back of the eye (posteriorly), to the optic nerve and macula (central retina). When this collagenous jelly separates from these normal attachment areas, it's called a posterior vitreous detachment (pvd). This happens with age (normal and most common reason), trauma, eye surgery, nearsightedness. A retinal tear or detachment can also be concurrent. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about retinal and posterior vitreous detachment?

What can you tell me about retinal and posterior vitreous detachment?

See below: It is difficult to tell whether there is a retinal detachment by the patient him/her self when there are vitreous detachment symptoms. Flashes and floaters are warning signs, but very non-specific. If there is peripheral vision loss that progresses and closes in on central vision, than that is quite likely a retinal detachment. Especially if accompanied or presided by flashes and or floaters. ...Read more

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How long does it take to complete vitreous detachment to pvd full cycle in young high myope population, is da process cycle faster in young myopes?

Full cycle?: The natural progression of vitreous detachment is simple in that the vitreous attachment come off the area of attachment where the retina ends. The vitreous contracts tugging on the retina, causing flashing light symptoms. This usually resolve and the vitreous floater can get smaller. Not really a cycle! timing is person to person, - can be days to weeks, high myopia is a risk factor ...Read more

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Is vitreous detachment caused by rubbing eye?

Is vitreous detachment caused by rubbing eye?

Possibly: Vitreous detachments can occur spontaneously, or from trauma. Vigorous eye rubbing could possibly cause enough trauma to precipitate a vitreous detachment. ...Read more

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What is posterior vitreous detachment?

What is posterior vitreous detachment?

See below: A posterior vitreous detachment is a condition of the eye in which the vitreous humour separates from the retina. Broadly speaking, the condition is common for older adults and over 75% of those over the age of 65 develop it. Although less common among people in their 40s or 50s, the condition is not rare for those individuals. Some research has found that the condition is more common among women. ...Read more

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