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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 103

Pigmented free floating vitreous cyst

Department of Ophthalmology Medical Retina, Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya, Guwahati, Assam, India

Date of Submission31-Mar-2020
Date of Decision09-Jun-2020
Date of Acceptance06-Apr-2020
Date of Web Publication27-Mar-2021

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Nitu Kumari
Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya, 96,Basistha Road, Guwahati, Assam
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/tjosr.tjosr_33_20

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How to cite this article:
Kumari N, Deori N, Bhattacharjee H, Deka H. Pigmented free floating vitreous cyst. TNOA J Ophthalmic Sci Res 2021;59:103

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Kumari N, Deori N, Bhattacharjee H, Deka H. Pigmented free floating vitreous cyst. TNOA J Ophthalmic Sci Res [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Dec 3];59:103. Available from: https://www.tnoajosr.com/text.asp?2021/59/1/103/312281

An 8-year-old female child presented with developmental cataract in the left eye (OS).

Ultrasound B-scan revealed a spherical hyperechogenic mass in the anterior vitreous cavity, moving with the eye movement, suggestive of vitreous cyst [Figure 1]a.
Figure 1: (a) Ultrasound of the left eye (OS). (b and c) Slit section showing vitreous cyst. (d) Slit lamp photograph of the left eye (OS) with diffuse illumination showing a single, spherical, pigmented cyst floating in the anterior vitreous cavity

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Cataract surgery was done. First postoperative visual acuity was 20/40. Slit lamp examination showed a well-defined oval-pigmented cyst [Figure 1]b, [Figure 1]c, [Figure 1]d.

Pigmented vitreous cysts are rare ocular conditions.[1] It can be unilateral or bilateral, single or multiple tethered, or free floating.[2] The observation mostly recommended in case of newly symptomatic cases before invasive intervention.[3]

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The authors certify that they have obtained all appropriate patient consent forms. In the form, the patient's parents have given consent for her images and other clinical information to be reported in the journal. The patient's parents understand that her names and initials will not be published and due efforts will be made to conceal their identity, but anonymity cannot be guaranteed.

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Gupta SR, Gupta N, Anand R, Dhawan S. Idiopathic pigmented vitreous cyst. Arch Ophthalmol 2012;130:1494-6.  Back to cited text no. 1
Salman IA. Free-floating pigmented vitreous cyst. Eurasian J Med 2017;49:155.  Back to cited text no. 2
Lu J, Luo Y, Lu L. Idiopathic pigmented vitreous cyst without autofluorescence: A case report. BMC Ophthalmol 2017;17:183.  Back to cited text no. 3


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