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Can posterior vitreous detachment last for a year or more?

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Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Harold Peltan
Dr. Harold Peltan
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Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree

In brief: It last for life.

Posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) is a natural phenomenon that occurs in all people sooner or later. The longer the eye is (the axial length) the sooner it may detach.
If a thorough eye exam rules out any tears in the retina it is nothing to worry about.

In brief: It last for life.

Posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) is a natural phenomenon that occurs in all people sooner or later. The longer the eye is (the axial length) the sooner it may detach.
If a thorough eye exam rules out any tears in the retina it is nothing to worry about.
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Forever

Posterior vitreous detachment is a natural process of the conversion of the gel vitreous to a dense syrup.
This takes many years and produces a permanent change which is usually benign. So it last a lifetime.

In brief: Forever

Posterior vitreous detachment is a natural process of the conversion of the gel vitreous to a dense syrup.
This takes many years and produces a permanent change which is usually benign. So it last a lifetime.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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