Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
seeing black ring
My grandmother has tried over the past two years to get an answer to her problem. She is seeing a shiny black ring ("like a Christmas wreath") when she wakes up in the morning. Any idea what this could be caused by?
Cancel
1 Answers
Page 1 of 1
233488 tn?1310696703
A piece of protein floating in the vitreous when she sleeps it drops from the bottom of the eye to the middle of the back of the eye due to the change in position to the sleeping flat postion. The black ring is "Weiss ligament" the cirular attachment of the vitreous around the optic nerve. It is pulled into the vitreous during a vitreous detachment.

JCH III MD
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Do you know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Answer
Post Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Eye Care Community Resources