Possible PVD at Eye test??

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by carlbcfc, Oct 18, 2009.

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  1. Anyone come across this? Not been to the eye hospital yet.

  2. Link added
  3. PVD=Posterior vitreous detachment.
    There is a risk of retinal tears or even retinal detachment in some cases.
    Personally I'd go get it checked ASAP.
  4. Ill get down there. Not excited about an eye op should it be serious.
  5. Most people experience PVD over the course of their lives - you get old enough, it happens. If you are having cataract surgery, and you haven't had a PVD, it can be more dangerous, because when they pull the natural lens out of your eye everything slops forward, and the gel can take the retina with it. Surgeons will tell you that it is the process of detachment which is most worrying. Once it's off the retina, and the retina is still tight on the back of the eye, you hope that everything is ok.