Vitreous Cyst: A Case Report

  • Hussain Ahmad Khaqan, Usman Imtiaz, Farukh Jameel


Vitreous cysts represent a very rare ocular malformation. These cysts can occur
in an otherwise healthy eye or in a diseased eye or they can occur in association
with the remnants of hyaloid system. We report here a case of a 14-year-old
male presenting to us with complaint of painless transient blurring of vision in left
eye. Visual acuity was 6/6 in right eye and 6/24 in left eye, which improved to 6/6
once the transient blurring goes away. On examination of the left eye, there was
a freely floating cyst in the vitreous. It was translucent, with a smooth, brownpigmented
surface. Rest of the examination was unremarkable. Blood tests
including serology were normal. Periodic observation was recommended without
any treatment.
Key Words: Vitreous Cyst, Visual Acuity, Hyaloid System

How to Cite
Usman Imtiaz, Farukh Jameel HAK. Vitreous Cyst: A Case Report. pjo [Internet]. 31Dec.2015 [cited 25Sep.2021];31(4). Available from:
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