Clinical case review

A 50-year-old woman with a posterior vitreous detachment

John A Downie



Patients with a recent onset of flashes and floaters need ophthalmic review to exclude the presence of a retinal tear or detachment.

Article Extract

Case scenario

A 50-year-old woman presents after being diagnosed with a posterior vitreous detachment by her ophthalmologist. She requests further information about the cause, prognosis and management. What should she be told? She is not myopic and is otherwise well.