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    PVD and floaters fact sheet

    A fact sheet on posterior vitreous detachment, which causes floaters in your vision.

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    Posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) is a very common condition, and part of the normal ageing process.

    By the age of 65, almost 75 per cent of people will develop a PVD. It can occur at an earlier age in certain conditions.

    A posterior vitreous is different to a retinal detachment, although the two can be related.

    Although it can cause some frustrating symptoms, PVD won’t cause you pain or change the way your eye works.

    This fact sheet discusses the symptoms of posterior vitreous detachment, how it’s diagnosed and how to cope with the condition.

    The fact sheet is available to view online or download.