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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 182-183

Peristence of triamcinolone crystals after intra-vitreal injection: Benign crystalline hyaloidopathy

1 College of Medicine, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA
2 College of Medicine, University of Central Florida; Department of Veterans Affairs, Orlando, FL; College of Medicine, Howard University, Washington, DC; College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; College of Medicine, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA
3 Department of Veterans Affairs, Orlando, FL, USA

Correspondence Address:
Saad Shaikh
UCF College of Medicine, Medical Education Building, 6850 Lake Nona Blvd, Suite 412B, Orlando, FL 32827
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.112166

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We report a case of unusually long persistence of triamcinolone crystals after intra-vitreal injection. Crystals were noted on fundus examination predominantly confined to the posterior pole. Optical coherence tomography localized the crystals to the posterior hyaloidal surface. Over 6 years of follow-up the patient has retained good visual acuity and no observable changes in the retina. As the condition clinically resembles both crystalline maculopathy and asteroid hyalosis, we suggest the term 'drug-induced benign crystalline hyaloidopathy'.

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