• Can I wear a patch with PVD?


    Question:

    With posterior vitreous detachment (PVD), is it dangerous to wear a patch over the affected eye for any reason, or will it help rest the eye? 


    Answer:

    There is no advantage or disadvantage to wearing a patch other than the obvious temporary loss of vision.

    Wearing a patch is not recommended for the treatment of PVD. If worn for a long time, a patch may also cause the eye turn out as the brain may lose control of that eye position.


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