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Symptoms Of Pvd
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
Can a 'complete' posterior vitreous detachment (pvd) be sometimes not associated with flashes of light at all, and have symptoms of only floaters?
Can anterior vitreous detachment occur before pvd? Does it reduce the retinal risks assoc with cataract surgery? Symptoms other than floaters?
Vitreous detachment: May occur at the level of the anterior retina adjacent to an area called the ora serrata. The vitreous may delaminate from the retina at any location, meaning either posterior or anterior at anytime either from trauma or idiopathic. If the vitreous is already detached from the retina, then the risks of a retinal detachment is theoretically reduced. ...Read more
Is pvd an emergency? If you have symptoms. Can you wait for an appointment with your eye doctor or retina doctor?
Let's be clear that you mean posterior vitreous detachment'. Other branches of medicine use this abbreviation for other conditions.
If you know you have a 'pvd' then it is not an emergency. However, 'floaters', and/or 'flashing lights', the symptoms suggesting a pvd, should be seen by an eye doctor within 24 hours. Beware vision decrease/defect = concern for retinal detachment = emergency. ...Read more
Peripheral vascular: Peripheral artery disease, or "pad" is a blood vessel condition that is usually the result of progressive plaque build-up within the walls of arteries than leads to blockage of blood flow. It can cause leg pain when walking, usually in the calves, pain at rest in the foot or leg, leg numbness or tinlging, coldness or discoloration of the skin, foot or leg ulcers, gangrene, poor healing of wounds. ...Read more
Blocked arteries: Peripheral vascular disease is a term that is sometimes used imprecisely, but in general it refers to blocked arteries in the legs. This limits blood flow to the legs and can cause pain (especially with walking), cool extremities, hair loss, discoloration, poor wound healing, ulceration, or even loss of limb. ...Read more
Need more info: In what way is your vision worse? Is it correctable with glasses or change in glasses? Are things blurry all the time or episodic? Do you see a large shadow? Do you see a lot of floaters? Pvd can cause bleeding in the eye, retinal tears or detachments which can all affect your vision. Theoretically your anatomy can mildly change and affect your vision refractively... Your eyemd can better answer. ...Read more
No Clear Association: Pvd does not necessarily cause cloudy vision. The eye conditions which cause cause cloudy vision are cataracts and glaucoma. Pvd may cause loss of visual field through embolization and loss of blood flow to the retina (eye). Sometimes plaque from the carotid arteries will be the source and the can be seen in the back of the eye on an eye exam (holenhorst plaques). ...Read more
None: Pharmacokinetics is the way drugs are broken down and removed from the body usuall by the liver and kidneys. Pvd is blocked muscle arteries. ...Read more
Possibly: Bad eyesight can be due to many things not just pvd. I would recommend you see a primary care physician and possibly an opthomalagist for futher evaluation a treatment. At the very least, they can recommend some things to prevent the eye site from getting worse. ...Read more
Decrease: If the vitreous is totally detached from the retinal surface, then there will be no more tugging on retinal thin points which would be a source of possible retinal tear. It is the non-detached vitreous spots with stronger adhesion that increase the risk of a retinal tear. ...Read more
No: The vitreous jelly tends to break down with time, and can contract and pull away causing a pvd, more common in higher myopes at an early age. Blindness could happen if a retinal tear leading to a retinal detachment occurred at the same time as the pvd, but if nonhemorrhagic PVD only, then usually resolves without sequelae. ...Read more
I'm so sad because I just got diagnosed with pvd and I'm only 28. Is this going to eventually make me blind?
Don't worry!: Pvd or posterior vitreous detachment is a common condition which causes floaters. It can only make you blind if it leads to a tear in your retina. This is uncommon but you should have a dilated retinal exam by an ophthalmologist or retinal specialist to make sure everything is ok. Good luck and have a nice day! ...Read more
Is there any food (natural sources) which can strengthen (or help restore) the vitreous humor for a person who has undergone pvd?
No: There is no such known substance.Get a more detailed answer ›
Everyone's different: The pain of pad is from tissue (muscles, skin, nerves, etc) not getting enough blood. An elite athlete might have symptoms from a single 50% plaque. A sedentary person might not notice a complete blockage or multiple partial blockages. Rest pain is usually from severe plaques at multiple levels. In general, the body compensates for artery plaques for a long time before pain occurs. ...Read more
Peripheral: Peripheral.Get a more detailed answer ›
90%: Is the usual amount of blockage that produces "claudication." it varies quite a bit, though; some people don't notice anything until they have 100% blockage, others start to notice problems at 50%. The more you ask of your legs, the earlier you'll notice it. ...Read more
Patience: Since you know about pvd, you most likely saw an ophthalmologist to make that diagnosis. That would have eliminated any serious pathology and perhaps also got you into some eyeglasses or contacts. Floaters are annoying but not harmful. There is no safe way to eliminate them. A few in the anterior space can sometimes be broken up with laser. Mostly you need to wait a long time for them to go. ...Read more
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