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I'm so sad because I just got diagnosed with pvd and i'm only 27. Am I going to be blind?
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
The vitreous jelly tends to break down with time, and can contract and pull away causing a pvd, more common in higher myopes at an early age.
Blindness could happen if a retinal tear leading to a retinal detachment occurred at the same time as the pvd, but if nonhemorrhagic PVD only, then usually resolves without sequelae.

In brief: No
The vitreous jelly tends to break down with time, and can contract and pull away causing a pvd, more common in higher myopes at an early age.
Blindness could happen if a retinal tear leading to a retinal detachment occurred at the same time as the pvd, but if nonhemorrhagic PVD only, then usually resolves without sequelae.
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: NO
Posterior vitreous detachment is unusual at your age but may be associated with high myopia.
Usually a PVD leaves a floater but can be associated with a retinal tear. The floaters may be distracting but they won't cause blindness.

In brief: NO
Posterior vitreous detachment is unusual at your age but may be associated with high myopia.
Usually a PVD leaves a floater but can be associated with a retinal tear. The floaters may be distracting but they won't cause blindness.
Dr. David Kira
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