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What is the treatment for a posterior vitreous detachment?

What is the treatment for a posterior vitreous detachment?

None needed: The vitreous, a gel that fills the space between the lens and retina in the back of the eye, can lift off its moorings as a natural process of aging. This usually is asymptomatic but may be accompanied by light flashes and floaters. If diagnosed by an ophthalmologist as pvd, then you need no treatment but should be alert for worsening changes in the symptoms. ...Read more

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Posterior Vitreous Detachment (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Does vitreous degeneration always lead to a posterior vitreous detachment (pvd) or pvd may not happen altogether in presence of vitreous degeneration?

Does vitreous degeneration always lead to a posterior vitreous detachment (pvd) or pvd may not happen altogether in presence of vitreous degeneration?

PVD: Vitreous degeneration almost always leads to a pvd. Most pvds are benign, but a few may lead to a retinal tear or detachment...So they should be seen by your local eye doctor. ...Read more

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If prior retinal tear, risk at 60 of developing a retinal detachment or a posterior vitreous detachment?

If prior retinal tear, risk at 60 of developing a retinal detachment or a posterior vitreous detachment?

See a retina special: You do have a somewhat increased risk of developing a retinal detachment if you've had a retinal tear (even if it was treated), though you should speak to your retina specialist to gauge your true risk based on your exam. Everyone develops posterior vitreous detachments as we age - that is regardless of having had a tear or not. ...Read more

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Why would a film form over the eye after a posterior vitreous detachment?

Why would a film form over the eye after a posterior vitreous detachment?

Growth of cells: During a posterior vitreous detachment, the vitreous in the middle of the eye peels off the retina that lines the inside of the eye wall. This change happens in almost everyone. Sometimes remnant cells left after the separation grow into a sheet or 'epiretinal membrane' on the surface of the retina. ...Read more

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I have a posterior vitreous detachment. Will the floaters/blurriness improve with time? What is the likelihood of it becoming a retinal detachment?

vitreous detachment: The fluid that fills the back of the eye ages like everything else. When it detaches, the area that held onto the optic nerve moves in front of the retina casting a shadow that you see as a floater. It has no way of leaving the eye but will gradually move to a less annoying position and you will learn to ignore it, mostly. The risk of retinal tear is 1 in 50; detachment is about 1 in 1000. ...Read more

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Is there any homeopathic medicine for posterior vitreous detachment?

Collaborative care: For this, you really need the care of a good ophthalmologist to start with. A homeopathic physician would be able to also assess your symptoms from his/her perspective and find the homeopathic medicine that might work well for you in conjunction with conventional treatment. Although there are multiple medicines possible, homeopathic gelsemium is one known to help in retinal detachment. ...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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Can you explain to me what posterior vitreous detachment is?

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