Podcast #255: Posterior Vitreous Detachment

Author: Erik Verzemnieks, M.D.

Educational Pearls

  • Posterior vitreous detachment is the tearing of the lining in the back of of the eye.
  • Patients often present with loss of vision and floaters.
  • Diagnosis can be made with US.
  • This is a benign diagnosis, but 10-15% can progress to retinal detachment , so follow up  with ophthalmology is recommended.

References: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/513226

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