Is it serious to have a posterior vitreous detachment as a 15-year-old?
This would be unusual at that age. The gel-like substance inside our eyes (vitreous) liquefies and detaches from the eye usually in people over the age of 50. But there are many conditions that can cause an early onset posterior vitreous detachment. Your ophthalmologist can find out what caused yours during a comprehensive dilated eye exam.
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