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Synchysis Scintillans in a Child Online Only

Michael C. Brodsky, MD1,2,3
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1Department of Ophthalmology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
2Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
3The Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc, Flower Mound, Texas
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015;133(7):e150793. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2015.0793.
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A young girl developed a spontaneous hyphema and vitreous hemorrhage with multicolored glistening crystals in the anterior chamber of her blind right eye. As the hyphema resolved, the number of aqueous crystals increased (Figure, A). After spontaneous resolution of the vitreous hemorrhage, a morning glory disc anomaly and a chronic retinal detachment were identified (Figure, B).

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Synchysis scintillans. A, Slitlamp photograph of the right eye demonstrates multiple, iridescent, needle-like crystals floating freely within the aqueous. B, Right optic disc photograph shows a morning glory optic disc anomaly with low-lying detachment of the peripapillary retina.

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