Pvd

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Hi I am 66yrs old ..3yrs ago I had a pvd in my left eye...this was a terrible time loads of floaters..being shortsighted wasnt good...I today still have a small black floater that is with me...I call him now 'ben' .....

two weeks ago I had another one in my right eye๐Ÿ™„...I have a large one again but this time not too many specks like before...my worry is the haze or foggy vision as if i have smudge my glasses...it comes and goes

..when it's there it causes me anxiety...Will that go? does anyone know...thank you chrissy

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    i have PVDs both eyes,the smudgy vision is something I've delt with for about 3 years,can also caus filmy vision at times,have been to 2 opthomologist,they don't find it concerning.

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    I'm 73 and have PVD in my right eye. It came on suddenly about 4 months ago. I didn't know what it was. I immediately went to the eye doctor, who diagnosed it as PVD. I'm sure you've already read on the Internet what it is, medically speaking. It's like having a gigantic floater. The doctor said there's no treatment for it, but it's no threat to your eye...... just a lot of frustration or annoyance. He said that to some extent my brain and other eye will "learn" to somewhat "compensate" for it and the condition will routinely be a lot less noticeable. I will say that, after 4 months, this seems to be true in my case. I usually am not conscious or aware of it being there. However, at times it does become noticeable, at least for a few days or more. I am learning to live with it and just hope that eventually the PVD mass will break up into small enough pieces so that I no longer have any bad days of semi-clear vision in my right eye. Good luck and don't let it depress you. The belief that the condition can improve over time helps me quite a bit. I also make minor adjustments at times, such as putting down my computer tablet for a few minutes or hours, when the annoyance of PVD enters my awareness or consciousness.

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    Hi Cristine - Please make sure you make an appointment to see an eye specialist, if you haven't already done so. The posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) that occurred in both my eyes caused one retina to detached (repaired with a vitrectomy) and the other retina to tear (fixed by laser). Since the vitreous fluid that remains in my eye that had the tear has completely separated from the retina (without further tears), I should be good to go now. However, I can still see a "glob of goo" floating in my line of vision in that eye. For the most part my brain ignores it, and your brain will eventually ignore yours too. There are times when certain lighting causes me to "see" it more, but I know it will eventually just vanish if I ignore it. Since you say you suffer from anxiety, I would practice, practice, practice breathing and relaxation methods. It may at some point just not bother you at all but if it seriously impacts your vision, there are ways that your eye specialist can help you. Good luck and keep us posted!

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    Hi thank you all so much for talking to me....I have had a 3 d scan and a full check with my optician who has informed me it is a Pvd and no detached retina...the blurry hazy vision I have been told often happens...it comes and goes.....this is my second pvd which happened 3yrs ago but is different this time...it's the foggy vision that comes and goes that makes me so anxious.....thank you all so much......chrissyx๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘€

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