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What is the treatment for a posterior vitreous detachment?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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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.

In brief: 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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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
New or worse floaters require a dilated retinal exam to rule out retinal tears or detachments. A retinal tear or detachment can occur at the same time as a posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) or days/weeks later.
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