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Clinical case review

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

John A Downie

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Abstract

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.

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