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V (Visual Acuity to Vitreous Detachment)

Visual Acuity (VA)

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Term used to refer to the standard of distance vision achieved at a given distance from the object. 6/6 UK 20/20 US is considered to be normal vision in so much that an object can be seen clearly in the distance (either 6 metres or 20 feet) without compromising the near vision. (more…)

Visual Field

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The arc of vision towards the periphery from the centre when the eye is stationary in a forward position.

Vitrectomy

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Removal of the vitreous in the event of blood or scar tissue causing cloudiness and therefore reducing the vision. Clear fluid is used to refill the eye.

Vitreous

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Jelly like substance that fills the eye between the crystalline lens and the retina.

Vitreous Detachment

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A state where the vitreous pulls away from the retina. Although harmless in itself can cause a retinal tear or detachment. Most commonly found in the aging eye, high myopes and diabetics.