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I have posterior vitreous detachment. I am 58 with no other

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I have posterior vitreous detachment. I am 58 with no other health problems save myopia and depression. Is is ok to have orthopaedic surgery on right foot?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Stan replied 6 years ago.

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There is no contraindication with having right foot surgery with a history of posterior vitreous detachment (PVD). It is safe to have foot surgery. There is no report of worsening PVD after orthopedic surgery. However, if after your surgery you notice any worsening of symptoms such as floaters and flashes, I suggest that you follow-up with your eye doctor for closer evaluation.

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