Posterior Vitreous Detachment

Updated May 31, 2022

The eye develops by the merging of the front and back of the eye.  The back of the eye, the retina (and its related tissues) begins as an outpocketing of the brain into the eye socket. The front of the eye, which forms the cornea, lens and vitreous body forms from other tissues (ectoderm) which then merges with the back. Along this “seam” is where detachments occur (retinal and posterior vitreous).