The vitreous cavity is a space located at the back of the eye between the lens and the retina and is filled with a material that resembles a transparent gel called vitreous fluid.
Over time, the jelly texture that has vitreous fluid begins to become more watery and fluidized. Then it can detach from its natural supports in the inner part of the eye or regain localized opaque densities.
As it happens, the patient sees several flashes like lightning and one or more black spots, moving particles, flies or other flying objects. This is called detachment of the vitreous.
Detachment of the vitreous is not dangerous in itself, but may be accompanied by more severe conditions, such as retinal cracks or vitreous hemorrhage. This occurs when the vitreoretinal-ligament connections are very strong and the detachable vitreous splits the retina or cuts its blood vessels.
Often this leads to the emergence of new moving particles, lightning strikes, or significant reduction in vision due to intraspecific hemorrhage.
We recommend to everyone with similar symptoms to immediately undergo an ophthalmologic examination to exclude other more serious problems.
If there is a crack in the retina, it is recommended to apply Argon Laser immediately to seal the existing crack and thus prevent the risk of the retina’s detachment.
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