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If I develop posterior vitreous detachment, how will it be treated?
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Dr. Claude Belgrave
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Get eyes dilated
Usually this is benign as long as the adjacent retina is ok.

In brief: Get eyes dilated
Usually this is benign as long as the adjacent retina is ok.
Dr. Claude Belgrave
Dr. Claude Belgrave
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Dr. Vance Kilmore
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Rule out retina hole
Typical vitreous detachments are a normal aging process of the jelly in the vitreous cavity.
If you develope floaters and/or flashes you should seek the care of an ophthalmologist to evaluate you for a retinal tear or hole or a retinal detachment. If no problems are found no treatment is needed. The floaters usually subside, to the most part, over weeks and months but may not totally go away.

In brief: Rule out retina hole
Typical vitreous detachments are a normal aging process of the jelly in the vitreous cavity.
If you develope floaters and/or flashes you should seek the care of an ophthalmologist to evaluate you for a retinal tear or hole or a retinal detachment. If no problems are found no treatment is needed. The floaters usually subside, to the most part, over weeks and months but may not totally go away.
Dr. Vance Kilmore
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Dr. Philip Chao
please go see an ophthalmologist
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Observation
This is a usually silent, natural process beginning in middle age in which the vitreous gel, liquefies, and a portion of the gel can lift off from the adjacent retina.
In some there are weak attachments and there will be symptoms such as floaters, light flashes and a cellophane type pattern in the vision. As retinal detachment can cause similar symptoms, if this happens see your ophthalmologist.

In brief: Observation
This is a usually silent, natural process beginning in middle age in which the vitreous gel, liquefies, and a portion of the gel can lift off from the adjacent retina.
In some there are weak attachments and there will be symptoms such as floaters, light flashes and a cellophane type pattern in the vision. As retinal detachment can cause similar symptoms, if this happens see your ophthalmologist.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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