Originally Posted by Chloe1208
How serious is posterior vitreous detachment? I know mine is in both eyes, and I think it is kinda black. Do you know where I can find out something about it?
Thanks for answering
Posterior Vitreous Detachment is not serious at all. The only thing it can do is CAUSE a serious problem (detached retina), but that is a very LOW possibility. AND, if you don't have any of the other symptoms (any flashing lights?) it may not even be a real bad PVD like I have. If you are over 55 or if you are younger and very nearsighted (like me), this is an extremely common thing. The vitreous shrinks and pulls away from the retina, as it is pulling away it could tear the retina, then in turn that could lead to a detachment. It's best to get a dialated eye exam to make sure there are no tears in the retina (and if there is? They can lazer zap it, easy remedy before it progresses) - even though my one PVD is real bad(I have a small one in the other eye too), I had no tears in the retina or anything, so it's not something to obsess over, but it is something to get checked out. You seem to just have the one symptom though - so it could very well be something else - but I would assume it would have to do with something in the vitreous anyway. That vireous gel could cause some really strange things!
Just type in "Posterior Vitreous Detachmment" into a search engine and you'll find a ton of things on it.