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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 18

Vitreous cyst in a 13-year-old girl

Department of Vitreoretinal Surgery, Rajan Eye Care Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Date of Web Publication31-Dec-2020

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Dr. Sashwanthi Mohan
Rajan Eye Care Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu; No. 5, Vidyodaya East 2nd Street, T. Nagar, Chennai - 600 017, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1761_20

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Mohan S, Rajan M. Vitreous cyst in a 13-year-old girl. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2021;1:18

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Mohan S, Rajan M. Vitreous cyst in a 13-year-old girl. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 May 23];1:18. Available from: https://www.ijoreports.in/text.asp?2021/1/1/18/305506

The right eye fundus examination of a 13-year-old girl with visual acuity 6/6 in both eyes showed a single pigmented cyst, floating freely in the vitreous cavity with no associated inflammation [Figure 1]a. B-scan ultrasound revealed an echolucent cyst in the vitreous cavity [Figure 1]b. The cyst remained stable at a 3-year follow-up. Vitreous cysts can be congenital or acquired. Congenital vitreous are incidental findings in an otherwise normal eye.[1] They are considered to be choristomas of the primary hyaloidal system. They are derived from the pigment epithelium and contain immature melanosomes.[2] They usually do not progress and are visually insignificant.
Figure 1: (a) Fundus photo showing a pigmented cyst in the vitreous cavity of the right eye. (b) B.Scan Ultrasound of the right eye showing an echolucent cyst in the vitreous cavity with hyperreflective edges and no connections to the retina or any other ocular structure

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Bullock JD. Developmental vitreous cysts. Arch Ophthalmol 1974;91:83-4.  Back to cited text no. 1
Nork TM, Millecchia LL. Treatment and histopathology of a congenital vitreous cyst. Ophthalmology 1998;105:825-30.  Back to cited text no. 2


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