Vitreous Detachment

Vitreous Detachment: Causes, Symptoms, and Ophthalmic Care 

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Navigating Changes in Your Vision Health 

Peachtree Ophthalmology is dedicated to educating and guiding you through various aspects of eye health. Let’s delve into the topic of Posterior Vitreous Detachment (PVD) to enhance your understanding: 

  1. What is Posterior Vitreous Detachment (PVD)?
    • PVD is a common age-related phenomenon where the gel-like vitreous inside the eye separates from the retina. This natural process can lead to changes in vision. 
  1. Causes of PVD:
    • Age: As we age, the vitreous gel undergoes changes, becoming more liquid and less attached to the retina, increasing the likelihood of PVD. 
    • Myopia (Nearsightedness): Individuals with myopia may experience PVD at a younger age. 
    • Eye Surgery: Most commonly cataract surgery can accelerate the formation of a PVD 
  1. Symptoms of PVD:
    • Floaters: Sudden onset of floaters, which are small, dark specks or cobweb-like shapes that drift in your field of vision. 
    • Flashes: Brief, flashing lights in the peripheral vision. 
    • Blurred Vision: Temporary blurring may occur during the detachment process. 
  1. Importance of Ophthalmic Evaluation:
    • While PVD itself is usually harmless, it can sometimes lead to retinal tears or detachment. Seeking prompt ophthalmic evaluation is crucial to rule out associated complications. 
  1. Ongoing Monitoring:
    • Peachtree Ophthalmology, your local eye clinic in Norcross, provides comprehensive eye exams to assess the extent of PVD and monitor any potential changes in your eye health over time. 
  1. Patient-Centric Care:
    • Our patient-centric approach involves clear communication, detailed examinations, and personalized care plans tailored to your unique vision needs. 
  1. Education and Support:
    • We believe in empowering our patients with knowledge about their eye health. Educational resources and ongoing support are integral parts of our commitment to your well-being. 
  1. Preventive Measures:
    • While PVD is a natural aging process, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise and a balanced diet, can contribute to overall eye health. 

If you’re experiencing new-onset floaters, flashes, or changes in your vision, schedule an appointment at Peachtree Ophthalmology, located at Norcross near Peachtree Corners. Dr. Washington’s expertise ensures accurate diagnoses and personalized care to safeguard your vision. 

How To Contact Us

Our eye clinic is ideally located close to the intersection of Holcomb Bridge Rd and Spalding Dr. Serving Norcross GA, Duluth, Sandy Springs, Roswell & Johns Creek.


4045 Wetherburn Way, Ste 1
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

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