Asteroid Hyalosis on Fundoscopy

Asteroid Hyalosis is a calcium-lipid complex that is suspended by collagen fibrils within the vitreous. This beautiful, benign, clinical presentation is found in about 1% of the general population. More than 75% of the time, this is a unilateral finding. Surgical intervention is rarely necessary as these patients are typically asymptomatic. These patients will usually have a lower IOP in the affected eye and are also less likely to have a complete PVD. While this condition isn’t necessarily an anterior segment finding, these asteroid bodies can prolapse into the AC in rare circumstances. Many studies have been conducted in an attempt to find associated systemic and ocular diseases or complications. There were no statistically significant associations between Asteroid Hyalosis and diabetes or macular degeneration.

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