Would love some feedback on dealing with symptoms from a vitreous detachment

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Would love to know if anyone would share some experiences with dealing with  symptoms from vitreous detachment.  Mine started a year and a half ago.  Quick flashes every so often like a tiny lightning bolt.  Some minor black floaters, occasion pin- head black dot and occasional light blue flash.  Got the PVD diagnosis.  Got much better after a year.  Two weeks ago it started up again.  Panicked it was a retina issue, went to doctor and he said all was fine.  Possible residual vitreous issues.  Now I am concerned it will never go away!!  I am a very anxious person when it comes to health issues and I am wondering if the stress could be contributing as well.  Would love some feedback.  Thank you!

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    Ive had all your symptoms,still do,recently developed a few more symptoms,again doc said its ok,try not to worry pvd symptoms are scarey at times,just try and forget them,i see mine daily. I have them in both eyes. Oh and symptoms change,i panicked so much at first for about a year, I didnt do much of anything. I seriously dont know if my symptoms will ever go away as I believe their is,small vitreous still attached. Xx
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      Thank you for the response lee12629.  I appreciate you sharing.  It helps to know other people have symptoms that last a long time too!

      Thank you for the advice regarding stress and making your symptoms worse.. i agree it does make them seem worse!!  Guess I need to learn how to relax!!! 

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    Lindalou, I am also seeking information on dealing with PVD. The RNIB website says it should normally clear itself within up to 6 months. I have only had mine for 3 weeks so I am still hoping. The RNIB website also says that most people over 65 suffer from this at some point, but asking around nobody seems to have even heard of it. I am interested to read that yours got much better after a year, but also that it has started again - I thought it only happened once in each eye. Could you have a new problem? I am also worried because I am a glaucoma suspect, but apparently this is not linked to PVD - but I have my doubts. All the best, I hope things have improved since your post.
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