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Research Letter
April 2018

Efficacy of Multicolor Imaging in Patients With Asteroid HyalosisSeeing the Unseen

Author Affiliations
  • 1Kamalnayan Bajaj Sankara Nethralaya Kolkata, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2018;136(4):446-447. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2018.0026

Asteroid hyalosis is a degenerative change of the vitreous that consists of yellow-white opacities that reflect light and impede the quality of color fundus photography (CFP).1 Eyes that have retinal disease along with dense asteroid hyalosis usually need spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) or fluorescein angiography (FA) for adequate assessment of the retina.2,3 Although SD-OCT and FA do provide information about anatomy of retinal layers and retinal blood vessels, they do not provide information about the spatial distribution of retinal lesions.

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