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    PVD in early 40's
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    Rhine posted:
    I'm a 42 year old female. About a week ago I started seeing lights in the outer corner of my left eye. It felt like the light you see in a photocopier, lasted for 2, 3 seconds. For a couple of days I didn't think too much and ignored it, until a friend of mine told me this could be a symptom for retinal detachment and I should go see a doctor right away. So I did, and was told that I have PVD (Posteriors Vitreous Detachment) in both eyes. I was told not to worry about retina tear, the chance is very low (phew).

    It's been a week since the first symptom and the flashing light seem to have got worse. I read somewhere that the first 6 weeks since the initial symptom is when most retinal tears happen...does that mean I aren't out of the woods yet? My doctor seemed very sure I would be fine...

    Also it seems that PVD is common for old aged people. I'm only 42...does it mean that my vision will deteriorate earlier than normal?

    Would love to hear if someone have similar problems...
     
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    bmiqq responded:
    Besides the reply already given by me, you may like to consult Madam Lelie Degner on web site www.MacularDegeneration.com


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