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About what percentage of pvd end up with retinal detachment?

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Dr. Clement Cheng
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree

In brief: 10-15%

The risk of retinal break, tear, or detachment after posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) is thought to be around 10-15%.
This is why patients should have a dilated fundus examination if they experience new onset flashes, floaters, or change in vision.

In brief: 10-15%

The risk of retinal break, tear, or detachment after posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) is thought to be around 10-15%.
This is why patients should have a dilated fundus examination if they experience new onset flashes, floaters, or change in vision.
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Dr. Clement Cheng
I would like to clarify that the vast majority of PVD's do not result in any retinal problems but in symptomatic PVD's there can be a risk of up to 10-15% for retinal pathology.
Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Very Low

Most people who live into their 70's will experience a PVD due to collapse of the vitreous gel with aging; 99.
99% of these will not result in a retinal tear or detachment. Pvd's in which bleeding is involved have a higher risk of rd. Because of the threat of vision loss from rd and the importance of detecting it early, we recommend that all symptomatic pvd's get examined by an eye md.

In brief: Very Low

Most people who live into their 70's will experience a PVD due to collapse of the vitreous gel with aging; 99.
99% of these will not result in a retinal tear or detachment. Pvd's in which bleeding is involved have a higher risk of rd. Because of the threat of vision loss from rd and the importance of detecting it early, we recommend that all symptomatic pvd's get examined by an eye md.
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