Posterior Vitreous Detachment - The American Society of Retina Specialists - The American Society of Retina Specialists
Eye Floaters and Flashes: Symptoms of Posterior Vitreous Detachment
When the vitreous starts to detach, it can rub on the retina. This causes light flashes and arcs to appear in your field of vision. If flashes and floaters are caused by a posterior vitreous detachment,
Classification of posterior vitreous detachment. Diagnosing a posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) is important for predicting the prognosis and determining the indication for vitreoretinal surgery in many vitreoretinal diseases. This article presents both classifications of a PVD by SLE & of a shallow PVD by OCT.