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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 869

The rare eye-catching floating floaters in the vitreous

Fellow, Department of Pediatric, Strabismus and Neuroophthalmology, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Vijaywada, Andhra Pradesh, India

Date of Web Publication16-Jul-2022

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Dr. Sunanda Nandi
LV Prasad Eye Institute, Vijaywada, Andhra Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_113_22

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Nandi S. The rare eye-catching floating floaters in the vitreous. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2022;2:869

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Nandi S. The rare eye-catching floating floaters in the vitreous. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Oct 6];2:869. Available from: https://www.ijoreports.in/text.asp?2022/2/3/869/351117

A 40-year-old female presented with the chief complaint of floaters. BCVA in both eyes were 20/20. Undilated anterior segment finding was unremarkable. After dilatation a mobile cyst like structure was seen in the anterior vitreous. Additional testing helped rule out infection, cysticercosis, and malignant growth. Past ocular history was unremarkable as seen in [Figure 1]. A diagnosis of benign cyst was made, and after offering surgery, the patient elected for observation.
Figure 1: Anterior vitreous cyst with pigmentation. The cyst was round to oval in shape and was seen to be moving around in the vitreous cavity with the movement of the eyeball

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Vitreous cysts may be congenital or arise from trauma and inflammatory conditions such as toxoplasmosis[1] or intermediate uveitis.[2] They may also occur in degenerative myopia or following retinal detachment repair.[3] Therefore, a close watch is necessary to avoid any untoward event.

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Tranos PG, Ferrante P, Pavesio C. Posterior vitreous cyst and intermediate uveitis. Eye (Lond) 2010;24:1115-6.  Back to cited text no. 2
Tuncer S, Bayramoglu S. Pigmented free-floating vitreous cyst in a patient with high myopia and uveal coloboma simulating choroidal melanoma. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging 2011;42:e49-52.  Back to cited text no. 3


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