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Ophthalmic Images
July 9, 2015

Synchysis Scintillans in a Child

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
  • 2Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
  • 3The Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc, Flower Mound, Texas
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015;133(7):e150793. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2015.0793

A young girl developed a spontaneous hyphema and vitreous hemorrhage with multicolored glistening crystals in the anterior chamber of her blind right eye. As the hyphema resolved, the number of aqueous crystals increased (Figure, A). After spontaneous resolution of the vitreous hemorrhage, a morning glory disc anomaly and a chronic retinal detachment were identified (Figure, B).

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