What is the treatment for a posterior vitreous detachment?

None needed. The vitreous, a gel that fills the space between the lens and retina in the back of the eye, can lift off its moorings as a natural process of aging. This usually is asymptomatic but may be accompanied by light flashes and floaters. If diagnosed by an ophthalmologist as pvd, then you need no treatment but should be alert for worsening changes in the symptoms.

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Does vitreous degeneration always lead to a posterior vitreous detachment (pvd) or pvd may not happen altogether in presence of vitreous degeneration?

PVD. Vitreous degeneration almost always leads to a pvd. Most pvds are benign, but a few may lead to a retinal tear or detachment...So they should be seen by your local eye doctor. Read more...

Why would a film form over the eye after a posterior vitreous detachment?

Growth of cells. During a posterior vitreous detachment, the vitreous in the middle of the eye peels off the retina that lines the inside of the eye wall. This change happens in almost everyone. Sometimes remnant cells left after the separation grow into a sheet or 'epiretinal membrane' on the surface of the retina. Read more...
Film. A posterior vitreous detachment releases small rpe cells, which may form a film on the retina called an epiretinal membrane. This may one day require surgery if the vision becomes very blurry. Read more...

I have a posterior vitreous detachment. Will the floaters/blurriness improve with time? What is the likelihood of it becoming a retinal detachment?

Floaters. Most common it is recommended to have an immediate exam when they first occur to rule out retinal detachment. Wait a year and if they are still symptomatic then consider a vitrectomy to remove the vitreous and floaters. Most cases the floaters and blurriness will clear. Pvd is typically the cause of a retinal detachment, but the chance is about 1 in 5000. Read more...
vitreous detachment. The fluid that fills the back of the eye ages like everything else. When it detaches, the area that held onto the optic nerve moves in front of the retina casting a shadow that you see as a floater. It has no way of leaving the eye but will gradually move to a less annoying position and you will learn to ignore it, mostly. The risk of retinal tear is 1 in 50; detachment is about 1 in 1000. Read more...
Yes. This floating bits of the vitreous jelly will dissolve over time but can take, weeks, months or years to do so. Rarely will be followed by a retinal detachment but can be a sign of one---always have a dilated eye exam to check for retinal problems when these types of symptoms begin. Read more...
Low chance. The gel that fills eye attaches to the inside of the eye. With age it can becomes more liquid & detaches from the back of the retina causing your floater that improves with time (few months). This can also result in a retinal tear (1/10, 000-1/15, 0000) or a retinal detachment (12.5/100, 000). Higher after eye surgery. See your eye doctor to check the retina for this or hemorrhage (blood). Read more...

Is there any homeopathic medicine for posterior vitreous detachment?

Collaborative care. For this, you really need the care of a good ophthalmologist to start with. A homeopathic physician would be able to also assess your symptoms from his/her perspective and find the homeopathic medicine that might work well for you in conjunction with conventional treatment. Although there are multiple medicines possible, homeopathic gelsemium is one known to help in retinal detachment. Read more...

How do we know posterior vitreous detachment has completed, is there any way to know this, I mean in young high myopic like me, will it last forever?

Yes. Your ophthalmologist will be able to know if the PVD is complete, but you may well have symptoms forever. Read more...
Not forever but slow. The solid gel vitreous changes to a dense syrup once it starts over about a 25 year period In most cases while there are sometimes symptoms like floaters, and light streaks, the outcome is benign. Rarely there are strong attachments to the retina which can be threatened. If you have continuous symptoms or loss of vision, see an ophthalmologist right away. Read more...

What is posterior vitreous detachment?

See below. A posterior vitreous detachment is a condition of the eye in which the vitreous humour separates from the retina. Broadly speaking, the condition is common for older adults and over 75% of those over the age of 65 develop it. Although less common among people in their 40s or 50s, the condition is not rare for those individuals. Some research has found that the condition is more common among women. Read more...
Flashes. This is a situation where the vitreous(jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". The tugging from the vitreous causes the flashes. You are at risk of a retinal detachment and should be examined. Read more...

Can you explain to me what posterior vitreous detachment is?

Normal aging. 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...

What are the consequences of having posterior vitreous detachment?

Floaters. The vitreous detaches from the back of the eye as a normal aging process. Usually without symptoms, but sometimes you may experience new floaters, some light flashes and a cellophaney view from the eye. Most are benign, although floaters can be annoying, but the symptoms are similar to those of retinal detachment so it is best to have an ophthalmologist assess this. Read more...
Usually not serious. Posterior vitreous detachment or PVD is a quite common phenomenon in patients after certain age. Floaters and flashes can be a secondary consequence as a result of pvd. Patients with acute PVD should consult an ophthalmologist for dilated eye exam to rule out concomitant retinal detachment which can be quite serious. If you notice persistent flashes of lights with increased floaters, please call. Read more...
Floaters. Typically the only consequence of having a posterior vitreal detachment (PVD) is the perception of floating objects in your vision. Rarely, the PVD can be associated with tears in the peripheral retina and holes/swelling of the central retina. Follow up as directed by your eye doctor after the diagnosis of PVD in order to check for these complications. Read more...