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Posterior vitreous detachment

What is Posterior vitreous detachment?

A posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) is a condition of the eye in which the vitreous membrane separates from the retina. It refers to the separation of the posterior hyaloid membrane from the retina anywhere posterior to the vitreous base .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

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Halo type flash of light in one eye peripheral vision
Brief Answer:
This requires evaluation by ophthalmologist.

Detailed Answer:
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I am Dr. Dadapeer, an ophthalmologist and I answer health problems related to eye.

It seems from the history that you are having flashes of light in the peripheral vision.
Flashes of...
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recently while I was driving the lower half of my eyes turned into about a thousand colored pixels. it lasted about 2 or 3 mins. and about 5 mins. later it happened again. I asked my eyeglass person and he said it must be something in my brain. Have you ever heard of anything like this before. I m a little worried but as it has not happened again I am courious
From what you describe this is a typical symptom related to any cause resulting in a pulling or stimulation of the retina in the eye. This can be a posterior vitreous detachment, vitreous strands tugging a part of the retina or even a vascular cause affecting the retinal blood vessels. Persons...
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I have been experiencing a larger than normal floater for about 2 hours. It is late at night and in the house, the floater is the only issue, but outside in the dark, I noticed flashes on the far right side of my visual field (right eye). Is this aan emergency situation that requires going to a hospital emergency room or can it wait until I can contact an opthalmologist after the weekend?
i think you should go for a detail eye check up as early as possible, it may be a simple condition like posterior vitreous detachment or others like retinal detachment, do you wear minus glasses? these conditions are more prone to myopic patients, ..
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when I wink (especially quickly) I see a spot( maybe big as a thumbnail) grey and I can't see through it. When i look left or right the patch moves as well . If I look left it goes left etc. I have been to an eye clinic and they have checked my retina, iris and soon but they can't find anything . am going back there on Wednesday and I have to say I am rather worried. Could u give me any advise or suggestion what could that be? Thank you
Brief Answer:
The symptoms are indicating floaters.

Detailed Answer:
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Iam Dr. Dadapeer K and I answer health problems related to eye.

It seems from the history that you have provided here of seeing a spot which moves with eye movements is indicating one of the...
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my right eye feel like i have something in it and i see like a small circle with a caind of flash and yellow
Brief Answer:
Loose body in vitreous. needs further evaluation

Detailed Answer:
Hi Idaliav78, thanks for using XXXXXXX

The small circles you are feeling inside the eyes may be loose bodies in the vitreal chamber. This may occur commonly due to injury to eye ball, severe myopia, severe hyper...
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I have sudden floaters in my right eye, coupled with about 10% blur in the same eye .. Middle of visual field. When looking at a white wall, there is a XXXXXXX pattern ..something like looking thru a fresnel lens. Im 54 yr old wht male, nonsmoker, nondrinker in good health. This same eye was weeping last week like it was irritated. Im concerned i may have a broken blood vessel inside the eye, or have an infection. intraocular pressures were fine 45 days ago when I had my annual eye exam. No straining, or lifting to cause a problem. No eye pain or light sensitivity...eye just feels tired and strained. Some slight goopiness and weeping outside, but no pus or eye matter ...just oily tear fluid. im on bus travel and am flying home tomorrow...trying to determine if i need to make an emergency visit to eye doctor or normal visit...next week.
Brief answer...Sudden emergence of floaters along with blurring of vision should not be ignored.
Detailed answer...
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Thanks for the query.
These floaters are actually tiny clumps of cells in the vitreous fluid which is a jelly like structure present in the back chamber of the eye.
Since...
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I had a hard sneeze and now I occassionaly get a flash of a floater if my eye looks quickly one way or another. This happened this morning. Do theese go away after a while?
Brief Answer:
Floaters because of vitreous detachment

Detailed Answer:
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It is common to have the symptoms of flashes or floaters in this age group because of age related changes in the eye like posterior vitreous detachment occurring in this age. They will not...
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female, age 44, healthy, normal blood pressure, right eye: noticed "shadows" for a while, then "flashes~15 days ago, "floaters" this morning, Googling symptoms a few minutes ago; indicated retinal tear or detachment, recommended is to see ophthalmologist urgently
Question: If diagnosed correctly, must she go to emergency room now, or can she sleep and go to doctor tomorrow (Monday) morning?
Brief Answer:
Retinal tear with risk for retinal detachment

Detailed Answer:
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It seems from the history that you had shadows/floaters in right eye for few days, following which you had flashes since 15 days, floaters since morning. You are myopic/ near sighted...
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Does it mean anything when you have sporadic bright light flashed in your peripheral vision?
Brief Answer:
It can be because of retinal tear in the periphery

Detailed Answer:
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Welcome to health care magic
Iam DR. DADAPEER K, an Ophthalmologist and I answer health problems related to eye.

I reviewed the history provided by you. It seems from the history that you are female aged 62...
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I see bright shooting lights in my right eye. These occur in the very right portion of the eye. There is also somewhat of a sensation in my tight eye. The sensation is similar to pressure like the eye feels slightly swollen. There is no pain. The bright lights started yesterday and have been occurring off and on since. Thank you
flashes of light indicate problem in the posterior portion of the eye i.e. Retina or the vitreous.
it is usually painless, transient unilateral.
retinal conditions as traction , hole.
vitreous cond as degeneration , traction, inflammation.

you need to seek a retina specialist who have dilated...
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