Vitreous detachment - Definition

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Definition


The vitreous body is a whitish gelatinous material in the eye, located specifically in the range of the lens and the retina before it. Vitreous detachment is a retinal detachment. This may occur naturally as you age or even after a violent shock or retinal inflammation. The detachment may not cause any symptoms, but in some cases, vision may be affected by small moving spots (floaters), a loss in the field of vision, and progression to blindness.

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Published by Jeff. Latest update on November 5, 2013 at 08:30 AM by Jeff.
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