What are warning signs of tears or detachments?

Warning signs of a tear or detachment include flashing lights, new floaters, a shadow in the periphery of your field of vision, or a gray curtain moving across your field of vision. If you are experiencing any of these signs, please call your doctor.  

What are symptoms of Post Vitreous Detachment (PVD)?

Symptoms of PVD include flashes and floaters in which you will experience cobwebs or spec-like floaters in the field of vision, they are usually black and float in and out of view. There is no way to tell if a PVD caused a retinal tear so if someone has symptoms of a PVD they need a…

What is diabetic retinopathy?

Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that weakens the blood vessels that supply nourishment to the retina. When the weak vessels leak, swell or develop thin branches, vision loss can occur. In its advanced stages, the disease can cause blurred or cloudy vision, floaters and blind spots and eventually, blindness.

What are the symptoms of retinal detachment?

Another symptom is the appearance of a curtain over the field of vision. A retinal detachment is a medical emergency. Anyone experiencing the symptoms of a retinal detachment should see an eye care professional immediately.

What is a post vitreous detachment (PVD)?

The vast majority of PVDs do not cause problems except annoying floaters and sometimes brief flashes of light. Improvement in symptoms is usually seen within a few months. Occasionally retinal tears can occur with PVD. Retinal tears can lead to a detached retina if the retina tear is not treated. There is no way to…