Posterior vitreous detachment

May 5, 2010

Eye Surgery Removes Floaters

Floaters are commonly caused by a posterior vitreous detachment, or PVD. While most floaters are simply annoying, those that decrease vision can be removed.
July 7, 2010

Does Sleep Cause Retinal Detachments?

Retinal tears can cause a retinal detachment. A posterior vitreous detachment increases the chances of getting a retinal tear. This may happen during normal sleep.
December 15, 2010

Persistent Flashes After Posterior Vitreous Detachment (PVD)

Flashes and floaters are common symptoms of a retinal tear, especially after a PVD. Do persistent flashes mean you are at greater risk for a tear?
February 16, 2012

Vitreous Causes Most Retinal Disease

The vitreous is the culprit in just about every surgical retinal disease. A PVD is sometimes dangerous, but may prevent many retinal diseases.