Posterior vitreous detachment

  • Posterior vitreous detachment

    The vitreous humour in the eye can sometimes become detached from the retina mainly in older people. The patient sees moving black specks in one eye, often with the appearance of “flies” or “worms”. This is often accompanied by mild cloudiness, and flashes in the eye affected. The symptoms usually become less with time, but the process can be slow. Posterior vitreous detachment is only dangerous in occasional cases in which it leads to retinal detachment.

    Posterior vitreous detachment

Updated: April 7, 2017

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