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Posterior vitreous detachment

Posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) is a common age-related condition where the gel-like substance called the vitreous inside the eye separates from the retina. As we age, the vitreous can shrink and detach from the back of the eye.


This process can cause floaters (tiny specks or cobweb-like shapes) to appear in the field of vision. In some cases, PVD may cause flashes of light or a sensation of a curtain or veil obscuring vision.


While PVD itself is usually harmless, it can occasionally lead to complications such as retinal tears or detachments. Immediate evaluation by an eye care professional is important to rule out any associated issues and ensure appropriate management.