The Ophthalmology Unit,  Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kuching, Sarawak.

The Ophthalmology Department, Sarawak General Hospital, Kuching, Sarawak, East Malaysia.

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Asteroid hyalosis

Photo by Dr. Tan Aik Kah

 

This man underwent a successful cataract surgery for a dense left cataract. Post-operatively the fundus showed dense shiny white crystals embedded in the vitreous typical of asteroid hyalosis. The post-operative vision was good as asteroid hyalosis, despite its appearance, does not impair vision.

 

Dense asteroid hyalosis

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