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Research Letter
Nov 2012

Idiopathic Pigmented Vitreous Cyst

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Vasan Eye Care Hospital, New Delhi, India.

Arch Ophthalmol. 2012;130(11):1494-1496. doi:10.1001/archophthalmol.2012.175

Idiopathic floating vitreous cysts are very rare. They often give rise to intermittent blurring of vision. Only a few clinical and histopathological reports document features of such cysts, but the origin of these cysts is still a matter of debate. We describe the ophthalmic assessment of a cyst suspended in the anterior vitreous cavity of a 48-year-old patient who visited the Vasan Eye Care Hospital, New Delhi, India.

A 48-year-old man had a mobile, insectlike floater in the central visual field of his left eye for 4 years. There was no history of trauma, inflammatory ocular disease, or infectious ocular disease. Visual acuity was 20/20 OU. There were no signs of inflammation in the anterior chamber, and the media were transparent. The iris was normal in both eyes; the pupils were normal in size and shape and were normally reacting. Intraocular pressure was 17 mm Hg OU. The crystalline lens was transparent and in normal position in each eye. Posterior segment examination findings were normal in each eye except for an anterior vitreous cyst in the left eye.

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