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
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This requires evaluation by ophthalmologist.

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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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I am 77 and have good vision with eyeglasses (od 0.50 + 1.00+ 172/ os 1.75+.075+148). But I do have some rather large vitreous floaters that often annoy and distract me. A retina specialist once suggested that I consider a victrectomy but I am hesitant because it is not a routine procedure and has some risks (10% chance of infection or worse) plus it requires some recovery and healing time. I noted that XXXXXXX Wilber Eye Clinic does not put it high on their recommended procedure list. What has been your experience with patients who have had this procedure done?
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For a simple problem like floaters,vitrectomy is a complete NO.Statitically any procedure with more than 1.5% risk is XXXXXXX It is just like killing a ant with a nuclear bomb.We have never done this and probably never suggested to our...
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I developed a large floater in eye, the eye actually hurts and when I put polysporin in my eye it makes it hurt more. This has been going on for 4 days.
Thanks for the query.

Floaters in the field of vision can be due to debris in your tear film or more likely collection of blood cells in the inner compartment of your eyeball, called vitreous.

Sudden appearance of a large floater with pain can be a sign of a significant eye problem like...
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I have been seeing black specs in both my eyes and once in awhile flashes followed by a bad headache.
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I understand your concern and will try to explain to you what is happening.

Sometimes we notice spots that seem to float across our field of vision, especially if we are looking at a bright background, such as a clear blue sky. These "floaters" or black specs as...
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I had a eposode of sparkles in a arch on the upper left side of my left eye. it lasted for about 10-15 min. my bp is 162/72. my sinus is bad today I have taken sudafed. 4 years ago I was admitted to the hospital with balance problem they found nothing wrong with any of the test. mri, ekg, ultra sound on kidney, that was when they found that my bp was high. I also have a sinus slight sinus headach in the forehead and cheekbone area.
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Thanks for the query.

Sparkles are commonly referred to as flashes.The common causes being migraine, sinusitis and occipital headache.

Ocular (eye related) causes of sparkles are posterior vitreous detachment and retinal detachment.

In your case it is most likely due to the sinusitis.Wait...
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eye flashes 3 or 4 times a day and see black floaters allday
Dear Aabaroun,

Thanks for the query.

Floaters are little "cobwebs" or specks that float about in your field of vision. They are small, dark, shadowy shapes that can look like spots, thread-like strands, or squiggly lines. They move as your eyes move and seem to dart away when you try to look at...
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Does drug Plaquenil have possible side-effect for causing vitreous detachment?

Thanks for your query.

Plaquenil does not cause vitreous detachment.

This drug causes changes in the pigmentary layer of macula. They cause stipling on it which later on effects the vision.

Hope I have answered your query. If you have any additional queries, I am available for follow ups....
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can i cause a retinal detachment by blowing my nose too hard , if i have a bad cold and blow my nose i feel pressure in the eye , can this cause serious eye injury like a tear or retinal detachment

The common causes of retinal detachment include

1. Age-induced posterior vitreous detachment
2. Bleeding in or under the retina
3. Extreme nearsightedness
4. Eye injury
5. Trauma to the face or head

There are cases where, retinal detachment has been documented after forceful blowing of nose....
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