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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 121

Vitreous opacity in retinitis pigmentosa

Department of Vitreoretina, Rajan Eye Care Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Date of Submission23-Jun-2021
Date of Decision05-Oct-2021
Date of Acceptance07-Oct-2021
Date of Web Publication22-Mar-2022

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sashwanthi Mohan
Department of Vitreoretina, Rajan Eye Care Hospital, No. 5, Vidyodaya East Second Street, T. Nagar, Chennai - 600 017, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/tjosr.tjosr_92_21

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Mohan S, Rajan M. Vitreous opacity in retinitis pigmentosa. TNOA J Ophthalmic Sci Res 2022;60:121

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Mohan S, Rajan M. Vitreous opacity in retinitis pigmentosa. TNOA J Ophthalmic Sci Res [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Jul 2];60:121. Available from: https://www.tnoajosr.com/text.asp?2022/60/1/121/340378

A 32-year-old female, born out of a consanguineous marriage, presented with complaints of night blindness and decreased vision in both eyes and occasionally seeing a floater in the right eye. Best corrected visual acuity was 6/36 in both the eyes. Bilateral fundus examination revealed bony spicules, attenuated arteries, and waxy pallor of the optic disc, suggestive of bilateral retinitis pigmentosa [Figure 1]a and [Figure 1]b. Right eye fundus examination additionally showed the presence of a large, mobile sheet-like vitreous opacity in the vitreous cavity [Figure 1]a.
Figure 1: (a and b) Fundus photograph of the right and left eye, respectively, showing waxy pallor of the optic disc, attenuated arteries and bony spicules in the mid-peripheral retina suggestive of retinitis pigmentosa, and a large vitreous sheet-like opacity inferonasal to the disc in the right eye

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Vitreous opacities can be found in association with retinitis pigmentosa secondary to vitreous degenerative changes.[1] They do not warrant removal unless they cause significant visual obscuration.[2] The patient was observed without any surgical intervention.

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Albert DM, Pruett RC, Craft JL. Transmission electron microscopic observations of vitreous abnormalities in retinitis pigmentosa. Am J Ophthalmol 1986;101:665-72.  Back to cited text no. 1
Hong PH, Han DP, Burke JM, Wirostko WJ. Vitrectomy for large vitreous opacity in retinitis pigmentosa. Am J Ophthalmol 2001;131:133-4.  Back to cited text no. 2


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