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June 1934


Arch Ophthalmol. 1934;11(6):947-949. doi:10.1001/archopht.1934.00830130029003

According to the number of reports in the ophthalmic literature, cysts in the vitreous are rather uncommon.

The first case of a cyst in the vitreous was reported in 1899 by Tansley.1 A 17 year old youth had a floating, spherical cyst in the vitreous, with a few spots of pigment on the posterior surface of the cyst, which were seen through the capsule.

In 1903, Troncoso2 reported a case in a girl, aged 15, who had a floating oval cyst, with considerable pigment on its surface.

In 1913, Shine3 presented before the Section of Ophthalmology of New York Academy of Medicine a patient with a globular, semitransparent, grayish cyst floating freely in the vitreous. He considered it to be an epithelial outgrowth from the ciliary body.

In the same year, Brewerton4 reported two cysts in the vitreous of a 49 year old man, which

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