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miko
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      07-18-2007, 08:59 PM
i just got diagnosed with Posterior Vitreous Detachment. it started
EXACTLY last night as i was vacuuming. i started seeing rather large
ans crisp strands in my right eye. anyway the opthal.. said it s
Posterior Vitreous Detachment.

reading up on it, it says there's a change in the gel as one gets
older.

my question is, is there any preventitive measure i can take,,,,maybe
something that will keep the vitrious from making this "change".
something to keep it in it's "youthful" state?

thanks

 
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      07-19-2007, 04:22 AM
On Wed, 18 Jul 2007 13:59:04 -0700, miko <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>my question is, is there any preventitive measure i can take,,,,maybe
>something that will keep the vitrious from making this "change".
>something to keep it in it's "youthful" state?
>
>thanks


No
 
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miko
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      07-19-2007, 05:02 PM

i've read all the info about pvd. i went to a doctor and his exam
revealed that is what i have. so my question are more for edification
than anything else.

i have had these floaters for three days and they change each day. the
first day was horrific as there appeared something akin to a drop of
black ink in still water. since then they have settled to something
more like black lint hair, something like what you see on the film an
old dusty movie. is this what people are refering to as "cobwebs"?

i notice that if i focus on a fixed point, the floaters disappear in
about one second. they tend to appear when i shift my eyes in any
normal way. so during the course of a day they will constantly appear
and disappear as my eyes function normally. also, IF I TURN MY HEAD
while focusing on a point, the floaters will disappear that way as
well. what is the reason for this?

and why, over the course of time, do they "settle" out of view?

and what is "showering" of floaters? apparantly, this is a bad sign.

 
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      07-19-2007, 05:04 PM


i've read all the info about pvd. i went to a doctor and his exam
revealed that is what i have. so my question are more for edification
than anything else.

i have had these floaters for three days and they change each day. the
first day was horrific as there appeared something akin to a drop of
black ink in still water. since then they have settled to something
more like black lint hair, something like what you see on the film an
old dusty movie. is this what people are refering to as "cobwebs"?

i notice that if i focus on a fixed point, the floaters disappear in
about one second. they tend to appear when i shift my eyes in any
normal way. so during the course of a day they will constantly appear
and disappear as my eyes function normally. also, IF I TURN MY HEAD
while focusing on a point, the floaters will disappear that way as
well. what is the reason for this?

and why, over the course of time, do they "settle" out of view?

and what is "showering" of floaters? apparantly, this is a bad sign

 
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      07-20-2007, 03:31 AM
On Jul 19, 10:02 am, miko <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> i've read all the info about pvd. i went to a doctor and his exam
> revealed that is what i have. so my question are more for edification
> than anything else.
>


What, Otis has not yet offered the plus lens for prevention? And
Quasimodo-Bates-Eulengerg has not come up yet with anti-strain
relaxation + water (contribution of the long forgotten Norwigian
Kaze)? And what about carrots?

 
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      07-20-2007, 03:36 AM
On Jul 19, 1:04 pm, miko <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> and what is "showering" of floaters? apparantly, this is a bad sign


if you have an abrupt change in the number or density of floaters it
could indicate release of blood and/or pigment into the vitreous.
this could happen if you have an acute retinal detachment. the
possibility of retinal detachment (RD) is the reason why "showering"
is a bad sign.

if you have gone to your eye doctor when you first noticed your
floaters (as it appears you have), and he/she has dilated you and
examined your retina and told you that you have posterior vitreal
detachment (PVD) and not RD, then all is well. you did exactly what
you need to do by eliminating the possibility of RD.

sometimes floaters can position themselves in a very annoying region
of the vitreous where they are quite noticeable. a bad place to have
a floater is near the macula and in the outermost portion of the
vitreous very close to the retina. such floaters cast a very distinct
shadow on the retina which is the reason why you even see them at all.

Not to worry. they will very likely move away plus you will adjust to
them.

 
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      07-20-2007, 04:04 AM
does any activity aggravate a situation? intense exercise?,,,heavy
lifting?,,,etc etc.


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> Not to worry. they will very likely move away plus you will adjust to
> them.



 
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      07-20-2007, 06:54 AM
On Jul 19, 10:04 pm, miko <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> does any activity aggravate a situation? intense exercise?,,,heavy
> lifting?,,,etc etc.
>


Sometimes it seems that way--I think it's just coincidental. Both of
my VDs occurred after I was running on a treadmill and working out at
the gym. But the ophthalmologist didn't think that's what "caused" it,
and said not to worry. Said it was a normal event due to aging. If
there's bleeding involved, though, that's another story--your doctor
would tell you what activities to avoid and for how long.

C66

 
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      07-20-2007, 10:39 AM
On Jul 20, 12:04 am, miko <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> does any activity aggravate a situation? intense exercise?,,,heavy
> lifting?,,,etc etc.
>
>
>
> > Not to worry. they will very likely move away plus you will adjust to
> > them.


relax! think of something else.

 
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      07-20-2007, 01:21 PM
On Jul 20, 11:39 am, (E-Mail Removed) wrote:
> On Jul 20, 12:04 am, miko <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
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> > does any activity aggravate a situation? intense exercise?,,,heavy
> > lifting?,,,etc etc.

>
> > > Not to worry. they will very likely move away plus you will adjust to
> > > them.

>
> relax! think of something else.


Yes, this is the best advice possible.

 
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