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During posterior vitreous detachment, the vitreous separates from the macula first or peripheral retina or no preference?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Generally peripheral

Vitreous degeneration, the conversion of the vitreous gel into a dense syrup, usually starts peripherally and eventually involves the center including the macula.
In most cases it is a benign and normal event but if adhesions exist, then the retinal can lift up and tear or become detached.

In brief: Generally peripheral

Vitreous degeneration, the conversion of the vitreous gel into a dense syrup, usually starts peripherally and eventually involves the center including the macula.
In most cases it is a benign and normal event but if adhesions exist, then the retinal can lift up and tear or become detached.
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