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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 ›
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
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
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
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
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