Optical coherence tomography to detect macular edema in the presence of asteroid hyalosis.


Journal Article

PURPOSE: To propose the use of optical coherence tomography as an effective diagnostic tool for identifying macular edema in patients with asteroid hyalosis obscuring the fundus view. DESIGN: Case report. METHODS: Review of clinical chart and images. SETTING: Private retina practice. PATIENT: One patient diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy and asteroid hyalosis, who was experiencing decreased visual acuity and whose fundus view was inadequate for diagnosis using customary techniques. RESULTS: Usual methods of diagnosis were ineffective until OCT obtained a clear image of the fundus and subsequent macular thickening with vitreomacular adhesion. CONCLUSIONS: Optical coherence tomography is an effective diagnostic tool for discovering macular edema in cases of dense asteroid hyalosis where traditional methods fail to obtain a clear image of the fundus.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Browning, DJ; Fraser, CM

Published Date

  • May 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 137 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 959 - 961

PubMed ID

  • 15126175

Pubmed Central ID

  • 15126175

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9394

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ajo.2003.11.049


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States