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What is the risk of retinal detachment after pvd?

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Dr. Clement Cheng
Ophthalmology
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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 risk is 10-15% for symptomatic PVD's only. The vast majority of PVD's have no associated retinal problems.
Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery

In brief: Very Low

A PVD occurs when the vitreous gel liquefies and collapses.
This occurs with aging and happens earlier in patients with severe nearsightedness. Very rarely, a retinal tear and develop during this process, which leads to a retinal detachment. It is common to be followed by an ophthalmologist after developing a PVD to make sure the retina is healthy.

In brief: Very Low

A PVD occurs when the vitreous gel liquefies and collapses.
This occurs with aging and happens earlier in patients with severe nearsightedness. Very rarely, a retinal tear and develop during this process, which leads to a retinal detachment. It is common to be followed by an ophthalmologist after developing a PVD to make sure the retina is healthy.
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