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Hello, and thank you. My question is this. My friend is complaining of seeing black spots and oil, water type floaters with black spots in her eye. No complaints of headaches, however, the eye is impaired to where she can barely see. She has no history of hypertension, CVA, or migraines. The outside of her eye looks just fine. She says she can see this web like pattern and black spots inside her eye. Thank you.
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It is likely that she has severe posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) with old blood or PVD floating in the eye. PVD tend to occur with aging vitreous (thick clear gel inside the eye) which can become loosely attached to the back of the eye and over time causes traction and pull on the blood vessels to the point of occasional rupture and bleed into the vitreous. I suggest that she follow-up with her retina eye doctor for closer evaluation with dilated eye examination to exclude any retinal tear and/or retina detachment. If there is retinal detachment, she will need reattachment retinal surgery. If no retinal detachment but significant PVD and blood, then she will need retinal surgery to remove the melted vitreous and blood in order to improve her vision.

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