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July 1988

Vitreous Amyloidosis

Arch Ophthalmol. 1988;106(7):881-883. doi:10.1001/archopht.1988.01060140023011

To the Editor.  —Amyloidosis is a rare cause of vitreous opacification. We have photographically documented the appearance of vitreous opacities in a biopsy-proven case of vitreous amyloidosis. These opacities had an appearance that, to our knowledge, has not previously been described.

Report of a Case.  —A 64-year-old woman presented with a two-month history of floaters and progressively blurred vision in her right eye. Her ocular and medical histories were unremarkable. Ophthalmologic examination disclosed visual acuity of 20/70 OD and 20/20 OS. Ocular motility, pupillary function, confrontational visual fields, and results of external and anterior segment examinations were normal bilaterally. Ocular tensions were normal. The vitreous in the right eye was separated and contained numerous yellowish spherical opacities (Fig 1), many of which had a central white dot and were embedded in a meshwork of vertically oriented vitreous strands (Fig 2). The vitreous in the left eye was unremarkable. Funduscopic examination

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