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Doctor insights on: Cloudy Vitreous Humor

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Is vitreous humor dangerous if you touch it?

Is vitreous humor dangerous if you touch it?

No: I am guessing that you extracted some vitreous gel from an animal eye in a laboratory or school project. It is an inert gel of with no dangerous properties. If human vitreous, then your eye or someones eye is ruptured and a critical situation has occurred. ...Read more

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What do you do when the vitreous humor goes up?

What do you do when the vitreous humor goes up?

See below: If you mean when the vitreous humor detaches, that is a normal aging change. However, new/worse floaters require a dilated retinal exam to rule out retinal tears or retinal detachments. ...Read more

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What does the aqeuous and vitreous humor in the eye do?

What does the aqeuous and vitreous humor in the eye do?

Many things: The aqueous enters and drains continuously supplying oxygen and nutrients to the eye interior, especially the front of the eye. It also maintains the pressure at a constant level which allows the optics to work. The vitreous is an inert gel which, holds the back of the eye in shape and absorbs the energy of hits to the eye preventing damage to the back of the eye. ...Read more

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I see a cloudy posterior vitreous detachment. Will it get better?

I see a cloudy posterior vitreous detachment. Will it get better?

Needs evaluation: Hopefully you have been evaluated to be certain there is no underlying retinal detachment. The debris from a vitreous detachment in the absence of a retinal detachment, generally clears up in several weeks but commonly leaves a few spots or strings of stuff that you can see in your vision lasting sometimes for years. ...Read more

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Had posterior vitreous detachment in eye. Saw eye dr. Says I am ok how long does cloudy vision light flashes last? I will be checked again by dr.

Had posterior vitreous detachment in eye. Saw eye dr. Says I am ok how long does cloudy vision light flashes last?  I will be checked again by dr.

Typically a few wks.: The tendrils and floaters tend to be absorbed over a period of weeks, and usually no further annoying images. On a positive note, the occurrence of a vitreous detachment lessens chance of spontaneous retinal detachment. ...Read more

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Does vitreous opacity come and go on its own?

Does vitreous opacity come and go on its own?

Depends: The vitreous is the clear gel in the center of the eye which holds tissue in place and is a good shock absorber. Due to trauma , bleeding and aging, some opacities may develop which disturb the vision. Some of these may drift out of view over time but a few persist for many years. In extreme cases, removal by surgical vitrectomy is possible. ...Read more

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Who is at risk for posterior vitreous detachments?

Who is at risk for posterior vitreous detachments?

Any one older: Vitreous detachment is universal in older age and represents the transition of the gel vitreous into a dense syrupy liquid. It usually happens silently but when symptoms occur (floaters, light flashes, visual changes) these mimic those of retinal detachment which is serious. If you have these symptoms, see your ophthalmologist for evaluation to distinguish these two. ...Read more

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I saw some smog like stuff like my vision going hazy. Is that the vitreous?

I saw some smog like stuff like my vision going hazy. Is that the vitreous?

See an eye doctor: New flashes or floaters and/or loss of peripheral vision (like a curtain or veil obscuring part of the vision) require an urgent dilated retinal exam to rule out retinal detachment. ...Read more

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Feels like I have some loss of contrast: indoor artificial lights seem less bright during night.Vitreous deg?Wavefront error 0.66 causing bad glare.

Feels like I have some loss of contrast: indoor artificial lights seem less bright during night.Vitreous deg?Wavefront error 0.66 causing bad glare.

Visit your eye doc: We all experience some vision change with aging, often starting in late 30s to early 40s. For some, this starts very early and there are young children need to wear glasses. Not sure when you had your eyes checked or got new set of lenses, but it sounds like another visit to the eye doc is a good idea at this time. Vision is precious. Protect and preserve it well. Good luck. ...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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What are the consequences of having posterior vitreous detachment?

What are the consequences of having posterior vitreous detachment?

Floaters: Typically the only consequence of having a posterior vitreal detachment (PVD) is the perception of floating objects in your vision. Rarely, the PVD can be associated with tears in the peripheral retina and holes/swelling of the central retina. Follow up as directed by your eye doctor after the diagnosis of PVD in order to check for these complications. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of vitreous haemorrhage and retina detachment?

Sudden symptoms:: Floaters and blurring for vitreous hemorrhage. For detachment you may or may not also get flashes and/or part of the peripheral vision increasingly being lost. ...Read more

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Vitreous humour damage will I be normal ever again?

Vitreous humour damage will I be normal ever again?

See below: The vitreous has no useful purpose related to vision. You can have your vitreous jelly removed surgically (vitrectomy) and have normal vision. What do you mean by vitreous damage exactly? ...Read more

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What is vitreous degeneration?

What is vitreous degeneration?

Changes with age: As we age, the vitreous (the gel inside the eye) breaks down and transitions from a more solid state to a more liquid state. As this happens, patients often begin to see an increasing number of floaters in the vision. Any flashes of light warrant a consultation with an eye doctor. ...Read more

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How does one develop vitreous degeneration?

How does one develop vitreous degeneration?

Changes with age: As we age, the vitreous (the gel inside the eye) breaks down and transitions from a more solid state to a more liquid state. As this happens, patients often begin to see an increasing number of floaters in the vision. Any flashes of light warrant a consultation with an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Whats the diffrence between vitreous & retina?

Whats the diffrence between vitreous & retina?

Different parts : The vitreous is the gel that fills the cavity of the eye behind the lens and iris. The retina is the lining of the back of the eye that contains the rods and cones, the cells that receive light energy and sends it to the brain. ...Read more

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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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What is the cause of vitreous degeneration in younger people..?

What is the cause of vitreous degeneration in younger people..?

Myopia: Nearsightedeness is a risk for vitreouos degeneration in younger people. There are also some vitreoretinal syndromes in younger idividuals which can cause disorders of the vitreous. Diabetes as well as trauma may lead to vitreous degeration in younger individuals. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the complications of vitreous aspiration before trabeculectomy?

I was wondering what are the complications of vitreous aspiration before trabeculectomy?

Vitreous aspiration: Typically is not before a trabeculectomy (or glaucoma filtering surgery). The only reason i suspect that the aspiration would need to be done would be to help bring down very high intraocular pressure. This would help make the glaucoma surgery less risky. ...Read more

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Regular floater or vitreous detachment?

Regular floater or vitreous detachment?

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 more

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Vitreous degeneration vs pvd--different symptoms?

Same: Posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) occurs when the vitreous gel becomes more like a liquid. The solid component of the gel floats in the liquid component of the gel. This liquefaction process is basically vitreous "degeneration." the symptoms are floaters (black spots, cobwebs, bugs) and sometimes flashes of light. ...Read more

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Is vitreous detachment similar to retinal detachment?

Is vitreous detachment similar to retinal detachment?

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 more

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I need to know what is vitreous degeneration of the eye?

I need to know what is vitreous degeneration of the eye?

Normal aging: Vitreous detachment /degeneration 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 are causes of a vitreous humour hemorrhage?

What are causes of a vitreous humour hemorrhage?

Diabetes : There are many causes of vitreous hemorrhages. Common causes include diabetes, vitreous separation , coughing. It can be from very serious eye conditions such as retinal detachments, vascular anomalies. ...Read more

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Can posterior vitreous detachment last for a year or more?

Can posterior vitreous detachment last for a year or more?

Yes, it can: A posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) is a condition of the eye in which the vitreous membrane separates from the retina. A common symptom is flashes of light (photopsia). There is a small risk of a retinal tear / detachment. Duration of PVD is usually 4-6 weeks, but can be sudden (trauma), days (after cataract surgery), months, or rarely a year or more. Nearsighted people tend to get PVD earlier. ...Read more

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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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If I develop posterior vitreous detachment, how will it be treated?

If I develop posterior vitreous detachment, how will it be treated?

Rule out retina hole: Typical vitreous detachments are a normal aging process of the jelly in the vitreous cavity. If you develope floaters and/or flashes you should seek the care of an ophthalmologist to evaluate you for a retinal tear or hole or a retinal detachment. If no problems are found no treatment is needed. The floaters usually subside, to the most part, over weeks and months but may not totally go away. ...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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Can vitreous degeneration/pvd cause night glares and extreme scattering of lights?

Probably not: The most common symptom of vitreous change with age is the production of multiple floaters generally settling down to a few. Night glare and light scattering is a more common symptom of cataract and corneal changes, and also uncorrected need for eyeglasses. See your ophthalmologist if you have any of these symptoms to get the best diagnosis. ...Read more