|Year : 2018 | Volume
| Issue : 12 | Page : 1860
Persistent fetal vasculature – Clinical spectrum
Aditi Mehta, Simar Rajan Singh, Mohit Dogra, Jagat Ram
Advanced Eye Centre, Department of Ophthalmology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
|Date of Web Publication||19-Nov-2018|
Dr. Jagat Ram
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Advanced Eye Centre, Sector 12, Chandigarh
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|How to cite this article:|
Mehta A, Singh SR, Dogra M, Ram J. Persistent fetal vasculature – Clinical spectrum. Indian J Ophthalmol 2018;66:1860
Persistent fetal vasculature (PFV) is a congenital anomaly caused due to incomplete regression of the hyaloidal fetal vasculature.,, [Figure 1]a shows a Mitterndorf dot – a circular opacity on the posterior lens capsule, nasal to the center, which represents the anterior attachment of the hyaloid artery. [Figure 1]b shows limited anterior PFV obscuring the visual axis with a classical stalk. [Figure 1]c demonstrates PFV presenting with a vascularized membrane and prominent ciliary processes. [Figure 1]d images the remnant posterior end of the stalk, the Bergmeister papilla. Identification of these clinical signs enables correct diagnosis and management of PFV.
|Figure 1: Clinical spectrum of Persistent Fetal Vasculature (PFV). (a) Mitterndorf dot. (b) Limited anterior PFV with stalk. (c) PFV with a vascularized membrane and prominent ciliary processes. (d) Bergmeister papilla|
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