I was diagnosed with mild vitreous degeneration in the right eye about 6 months ago. I was just wondering... does vitreous degeneration always lead to posterior vitreous detachment later in life? If so, how long after the vitreous starts to degenerate does it take for PVD to occur?I wear a -3.75 in the R eye. I wear a -3.00 in the L eye. I am clinically blind in the L eye. Thank you...
The posterior vitreous detachment may take years to develop. The amount of time may vary from person to person. Keep on the lookout for new symptoms of flashes of light with your eyes closed, a sudden increase in the number of floaters or a curtain coming down.
Sandy T. Feldman, M.D., M.S.
ClearView Eye and Laser Medical Center
San Diego, California
I am wondering the same thing. My floater & vitreous issues have came on with other systemic symptoms but I am wondering if the vitreous degeneration was to "halt" itself and not get any worse, if it would still mean an increased risk for a PVD.
Are there people who get some degeneration and never go on to a PVD?
I am 100% convinced that this is all tied together. It all came on at once. Even if one condition isn't causing everything, it may be triggering other events in my body to happen... Please keep me informed if you come across any promising information, I'll do the same!
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.