• Why would I have a posterior vitreous detachment so early in life?


    Question:

    I’m 32 years old and I had a posterior vitreous detachment. Is there any particular reason why I would have one so early in life?


    Answer:

    While 32 years old is on the young side for posterior vitreous detachment (or PVD, when the gel in the middle of the eye shrinks and separates from the back of the eye), the most common reason to have it earlier in life is if you are myopic (nearsighted).


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