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Bilateral persistent hyaloid artery. A case report

Authors
Journal
Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología (English Edition)
2173-5794
Publisher
Elsevier
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.oftale.2013.05.001
Keywords
  • Persistent Hyaloid Artery
  • Cataract
  • Microphthalmos
  • Vitreous Body
  • Congenital Abnormality
  • Persistencia De La Arteria Hialoidea
  • Catarata
  • Microftalmos
  • Cuerpo Vítreo
  • Anomalía Congénita
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract Case report A 5-year-old male presented with bilateral poor vision, esotropia and a previous diagnosis of cataract since he was 1 year old. The physical examination revealed bilateral posterior paracentric capsule opacification, vitreous cavity with a permeable pulsatile blood filled hyaloid artery in both eyes. He was kept under observation. Discussion Persistent hyaloid artery is an uncommon faulty primary vitreous regression, often unilateral (although it may be bilateral) and sporadic, associated with microphthalmos. It may be complicated with glaucoma and phthisis bulbi. Vitrectomy plus lensectomy or simple observation is the accepted treatment option.

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