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Vitreous detachment

I had a recent episode of flashes (left eye), so I went to the doctor and he did a thorough exam, and concluded that I was experiencing vitreous detachment (I'm 67). He explained that the flashes would soon stop, which they have. I only use reading glasses, but I've noticed some deterioration in my distance vision so I asked him about some correction. He gave me some contact lenses to try. The other day, I put them in, and I noticed that my left eye seemed worse with the contact lens in, so I took it out and just wore the right one. Now, I am more aware of some vision impairment (general blurriness) in my left eye for both reading and distance.

My question is: could this be related to the vitreous detachment?  
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Could be, but unlikely.  Are you seeing an ophthalmologist or just an optometrist?  If you have not seen an ophthalmologist yet, you should.  The blurriness could be related to something else, and you need to have it properly evaluated.  PVD can cause a "spider-web" effect or cloudiness from the weiss ring floater, but as I said, your eyesight is worth a proper exam to rule anything else out.
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My eye care is by an ophthalmologist.
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