International Ophthalmology

, Volume 29, Issue 4, pp 299–301 | Cite as

Idiopathic pigmented free-floating posterior vitreous cyst

  • Erdinc AydinEmail author
  • Helin Deniz Demir
  • Turker Tasliyurt
Case Report


A 28-year-old female who complained of visual symptoms in the right eye was admitted to the ophthalmology clinic. She had been suffering from visual disturbance for about 5 years and her symptoms had become worse during the last 2 months. There was no previous history of trauma, infection or inflammatory disorders. A pigmented vitreous cyst was detected in her ophthalmologic examination. As the patient refused, laser cystotomy could not be performed. The pigmented vitreous cyst was possibly congenital in origin and described as a cystic choristoma from the primitive hyaloid system in the literature. The movements of the cyst, causing only transient blurring of vision, may rarely affect the visual axis. The visual acuity was 20/20 in the affected eye so it was suggested that she should be followed-up periodically for her cyst.


Free-floaters Vitreous cyst Choristoma 



The authors had no separate source of funding for this report. Written consent of the patient was obtained for publication.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erdinc Aydin
    • 1
    Email author
  • Helin Deniz Demir
    • 1
  • Turker Tasliyurt
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyGaziosmanpasa University School of MedicineTokatTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Internal MedicineGaziosmanpasa University School of MedicineTokatTurkey

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