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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
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
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
Lt.eye mac.pucker.Corrected vision 20/40 µpsia.Amsler grid nl.Corrected vision 20/40.Age 69.Could the macuar pucker cause micropsia?Rt. eye20/30.
Micropsia: Yes, it can if the macular pucker is severe enough. Micropsia is a condition in which objects are perceived to be smaller than they actually are. Micropsia can be caused by optical factors (such as wearing glasses), by distortion of images in the eye (such as optically, via swelling of the cornea or from changes in the shape of the retina such as from retinal edema,macular degeneration, and more ...Read more
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
Not usually: Cataracts cause halos/glare especially when driving at night, blurry vision, loss of contrast sensitivity (decreased contrast between objects & background ) & decreased vision: even on; these symptoms worse with time. Flashing lights usually due to vitreous changes, retinal traction, hole, detachment, or brain blood flow issues/migraines; More info: [email protected] ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possible causes: As we age, the vitreous may pull away from its attachment to the retina at the back of the eye. If the vitreous pulls hard enough to tear the retina in one or more places, fluid may pass through, lifting the retina off the back of the eye, causing it to detach. Some risk factors for detachment are: nearsightedness, trauma to the eye or a family history of retinal detachment. ...Read more
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
Not common: A posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) is when the vitreous gel pulls away from the retina. The posterior aspect of the vitreous can be seen as a floater, often appearing like a spider web in the vision. In theory, if this floater obstructs the macula, or central retina, it could blur the vision. However, this is usually transient. If blurry vision is constant, get evaluated for retinal detachment. ...Read more
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
Progressive macular pucker 20/30 vision, distortion & glaucoma. Visual fIeld good,nerve damage 30-45%.Would vitrectomy cause glaucoma to progress?
Possible: Vitrectomy and glaucoma may have an association. It is suspected that glaucoma occurs more often in patients who have had vitrectomy and subsequent cataract surgery. An ongoing clinical trial is aimed to answer this question with more clarity. PROVE Study. http://www.aaojournal.org/article/S0161-6420(14)00344-3/references AND https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01162356 ...Read more