December 2020: Case on posterior vitreous detachment

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Case on posterior vitreous detachment

A patient attended my clinic reporting recent-onset floaters and the occasional flash of light. After dilating and examining the fundus with indirect ophthalmoscopy, a diagnosis of posterior vitreous detachment was made. Do I need to follow-up this patient with another dilated fundus examination as a precautionary measure?

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