Vitreous body disorders treatment

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With age, the vitreous body can become distracted, damaged, inflamed (uveitis), blurred or detached. The vitreous body cannot renew itself, so if blood, cells or other inflammatory products get into it, they will remain there. Often, it is possible to remove foreign substances only with the help of surgical methods (vitreolysis and vitrectomy).

The vitreous body is a clear gel filling the entire cavity of the eyeball, the area behind the lens. It plays a leading role in the retina and blood supply organisation.

Age-related changes are usually the cause of vitreous body damage. The first manifestations, as a rule, appear in patients after 40 years. But there may be other reasons, such as injuries to the eyes or the head, vascular system diseases, diabetes, hormonal disorders, stress and other conditions.

Diseases of the vitreous body include the following changes:

  • Vitreous detachment is a violation of the connection of the membrane;
  • Vitreous destruction is the clouding of the vitreous body of the eye.
  • Vitreous prolapse is the loss of the vitreous body into the anterior chamber of the eye as a complication of cataract surgery;
  • Crystalline deposits in the vitreous body;
  • Vitreous haemorrhage - bleeding in the vitreous body;
  • Vitreous opacity occurs when the vitreous shrinks and forms strands that shadow the retina.

Other disorders, most often complications of surgery interventions, include vitreous touch syndrome, corneal syndrome, and haze.

As a rule, most diseases appear as floating opacities in the form of dots, spots, threads of various sizes, etc. A decrease in visual acuity can happen with pronounced haemorrhage or an inflammatory process, as well as traction in the macular area.

Diagnosis of vitreous body conditions includes such methods:

  • Biomicroscopy – assessment of the anterior segment of the vitreous body under a microscope;
  • Ophthalmoscopy - detection of changes in the preretinal parts and the posterior segment of the vitreous body;
  • Optical coherence tomography - search for changes in the retina.
  • Eye ultrasound.

If the disorder is minor, eye doctors will suggest medications. And in the case when the damage is severe, then surgical intervention is a better option:

  • Vitrectomy is an operation to remove the whole vitreous body or its part.
  • Vitreolysis - is the treatment of destruction of the vitreous body with the help of a laser.

If you notice flies in front of your eyes, this may indicate the development of disorders of the vitreous body. Therefore, it is necessary to undergo a complete ophthalmological examination to rule out the possible vitreous disease.

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