I need to know what is vitreous degeneration of the eye?

Normal aging. Vitreous detachment /degeneration 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.

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I have eye condition, vitreous degeneration, what to do?

Nothing needed. 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...

Recent night glares and starbursts from street/head lights. No evidence of cataract or glaucoma. Doc said it's due to vitreous degeneration. Possible?

Possible. You are tto young for cataracts, and glaucoma doesn't cause glare. The most common cause is an uncorrected refractive error (need for glasses) vitreous opacities can rarely cause this, but they would need to be extensive. This is unlikely at your age. Read more...
Unlikely. Incipient cataracts or corneal pathology usually are in the differential diagnosis of glare and star bursts . Vitreous degeneration are not typically the cause of those symptoms. Vitreous degeneration usually just causes floaters. Read more...

What is the cause of vitreous degeneration in younger people.?

Myopia. Nearsightedeness is a risk for vitreouos degeneration in younger people. There are also some vitreoretinal syndromes in younger idividuals which can cause disorders of the vitreous. Diabetes as well as trauma may lead to vitreous degeration in younger individuals. Read more...

Vitreous degeneration vs pvd--different symptoms?

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...

Hi, I am 23 male, Diagnosed with Vitreous Degeneration, suffering from floaters, Retina is Healthy with 6/6 vision. Is it common for my age?

Depends. It is rare in 20's but it's more common around 50's. However, younger patient could have vitreous Degenration if they are myopic, history of trauma to the eye or to the head, or history of eye surgery. It could be genetic too. The vitreous ages with time and liquefies and becomes mobile. The changes can cause floater or flashes. If it's a new episode then the person needs eye exam. Read more...

How does one develop vitreous degeneration?

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...

Does vitreous degeneration occur secondary to lattice degeneration of retina or do they occur independently, but together pose a risk of a future rd?

Separate. Lattice degeneration is an intra-retinal problem in which the retina lays down pigment to protect itself from stress at that point.. Vitreous degeneration is an older folks problem during which the gel vitreous over many years, turns into a dense syrupy liquid. Together they may increase slightly the risk of rd. Read more...