Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.
I'm not sure why your question was sent to the GI doctors....sometimes the computer messes up on what category questions are put into. I'm sorry about that.
I, however, am a retina specialist and can tell you what is going on.
I can assure you that there is no chance what so ever that your posterior vitreous detachment will lead to eye cancer. This is impossible.
Let me tell you a little bit about this condition.....you may already know some of this information but it never hurts to review it :-)
You have a thick gel material in the middle of your eyes called the vitreous. Over time as it liquefies, this gel material collapses on itself, forms little clumps that you can see as dots, lines or bugs. As these clumps form the vitreous pulls away from the wall of the eye. In the process it can stimulate the retina -- causing the flashes that you may see. It is recommended that you see your ophthalmologist to look at the retina to make sure there are no problems such as a retinal hole or tear. In most cases, there are no problems, but this exam is precautionary and allows for preventative treatment of any lesions that are found. If you notice a sudden increase in floaters, flashes of light (like a lightning storm), or a shadow/veil in the periphery of your vision, this can be worrisome for a retinal detachment. You would need to contact your ophthalmologist promptly in that case.
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