Can you prevent a Posterior Vitreous Detachment.
There is no way to prevent a posterior vitreous separation from occurring and it is often seen as a natural part of the aging process as the vitreous gel in the eye behind to move away from the retina as we get older.
Why do I see flashes when I have a Posterior Vitreous Detachment?
Flashes occur due to a Posterior Vitreous Detachment because as the vitreous separates form the retina, it can tug on the retina, causing the appearance of flashes of light in your vision.
Who is at risk for a Posterior Vitreous Detachment?
This process is more common in patients that are highly myopic (near-sighted), are older than 60 years of age, or have had intraocular surgery or injections.
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Other Conditions Treated at RCA
Our ophthalmologists are experienced in diagnosing and treating many retinal conditions.