Vitreous detachment

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What is vitreous detachment?

Vitreous detachment occurs when the vitreous slowly shrinks as we age. Fine fibers found within the vitreous are attached to the retina, and break off as the vitreous shrinks causing the vitreous and retina to separate. In most cases, it is not sight-threatening and requires no treatment.

Common symptoms reported by people with vitreous detachment

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with vitreous detachment

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
vitreous detachment (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Nutrition/Diet
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Co-Dydramol)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with vitreous detachment, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with vitreous detachment

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
sore mouth (stomatitis)
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for vitreous detachment (1 evaluation)
Side effects
eye floaters eye pain 1 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
vitreous detachment (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Co-Dydramol)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
constipation
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with vitreous detachment, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has vitreous detachment on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 11 say vitreous detachment is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 5
40s 5
50s 15
60s 12
70+ 7
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 4
40-49 years 6
50-59 years 6
60-69 years 4
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 8
Female 38

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 29
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from vitreous detachment patients who have completed their condition history
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