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Posterior vitreous detachments eye-p.v.d., what is this?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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In brief: Normal process

The vitreous is a gel that fills the back of the eye, holding everything in place (it is why boxers can do what they do).
Starting in middle age, the vitreous changes to a dense fluid and detaches from its normal position. This sometimes causes floaters and light flashes, Usually it is benign, but it is universal and can be detected by an ophthalmologist as a P.V.D.

In brief: Normal process

The vitreous is a gel that fills the back of the eye, holding everything in place (it is why boxers can do what they do).
Starting in middle age, the vitreous changes to a dense fluid and detaches from its normal position. This sometimes causes floaters and light flashes, Usually it is benign, but it is universal and can be detected by an ophthalmologist as a P.V.D.
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