Medical Dictionary: Contraction of vitreous


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Contraction of vitreous: Another name for Vitreous detachment.
Contraction of vitreous (condition): Detachment of the eye's internal jelly vitreous from the rear or side of the eye
Contraction of vitreous (condition): Vitreous detachment is the separation of the eye's internal clear gel (vitreous) from the eye wall or retinal. A posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) is a common problem of aging that may not require any treatment, other than watching for symptoms of the more serious problems such as retinal tear or retinal detachment. PVD usually occurs around age 40-70 or 50-70, but people with myopia (short-sightedness), especially high-degree, may get a PVD earlier.

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