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Cloudy Vitreous Humor
Possibly urgent: Decreased vision is always in need of evaluation. Though sometimes benign the association of seeing lines in your vision can indicate a posterior problem (vitreous and/or retina). One must be evaluated for a vitreous hemorrhage or retina tear/break/detachment. Please contact your provider as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a retina special: As we age, the vitreous jelly pulls away from the retina (a posterior vitreous detachment). New or worse floaters in your vision or flashing lights or loss of peripheral vision (like a curtain or veil obstructing the vision) could indicate a retinal detachment. These symptoms require an urgent dilated retinal exam. Do not delay. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal process: The vitreous is a gel that fills the back of the eye, holding everything in place (it is why boxers can do what they do). Starting in middle age, the vitreous changes to a dense fluid and detaches from its normal position. This sometimes causes floaters and light flashes, Usually it is benign, but it is universal and can be detected by an ophthalmologist as a P.V.D. ...Read more
Yes: The vitreous jelly that fills the eye and attaches to the back wall of the inside of the eye (the retina) will detach from the retina with age (posterior vitreous detachment). At that time or days/weeks later a retinal tear or detachment may or may not occur as well. The latter conditions require urgent treatment before blindness ensues. A vitreous detachment is not treated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ciliary body: The aqueous functions as the clear "blood" of the front of the eye. It is produced in a ring gland behind the outer edge of the iris called the ciliary body. The fluid bathes the eye interior and supplies oxygen and nutrients to the lens and the inside of the cornea, carrying away waste products and carbon dioxide. Dysfunction of the drains can lead to glaucoma. ...Read more
I have myopic degeneration. Is that pathological myopia?
OD: -15D macular pucker
OS: -12D 1mm pigment on retina
Both:100% PVD w/floaters gnats flashes
Why do post-cataract surgery retinal detachments occur? Is there some retinal pulling involved from posterior vitreous detachment (pvd)?
Destabilization: The natural lens and its supports stabilize the front of the eye and vitreous. Removal of the thick natural lens and substitution with a thin artificial lens, increases the chance for the vitreous to move in ways that can destabilize the attachments of the vitreous over the retina. If there are weak places, this can increase the chance of detachment, even in the best of cataract surgeries. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Opth diagnosis of few vitreous floaters ou & no posterior vitreous detach noted ou. What is the difference between floaters and pvd? Same prognosis?
Floaters and pvd: Floaters are "things" in the vitreous cavity that you can see floating in your vision. The "things" can be blood, inflammatory cells, parasites, or most commonly, clumps of the normal vitreous material. A posterior vitreous detachment is when the back of the vitreous becomes separated from the retina. A PVD is usually accompanied by floaters. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Doc ruled out retinal tear, said full pvd yet to start but there's vitreous detachment(my floaters), what is diff betwn full pvd n vitreous detachment?
During posterior vitreous detachment, the vitreous separates from the macula first or peripheral retina or no preference?
Generally peripheral: Vitreous degeneration, the conversion of the vitreous gel into a dense syrup, usually starts peripherally and eventually involves the center including the macula. In most cases it is a benign and normal event but if adhesions exist, then the retinal can lift up and tear or become detached. ...Read more
Yes: Most common procedure to repair a retinal detachment resulting from a macular hole is a vitrectomy (remove the fluids from the back of the eyeball), replace it with a gas, and position the patient face down for some period of time (sometimes weeks) to allow the hole to close and the detachment to resolve. Most macular holes do not cause a detached retina, but many require a similar operation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Interesting question: Flashing lights from a vitreous traction which might lead to a retinal tear or detachment are usually described as white. Orange or red floaters (some describe flashes) may actually be blood from a ruptured vessel due to the traction. The flashes do not necessarily mean you are going to get a detachment. But get an exam! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer