Spectral-domain and swept-source OCT Imaging of asteroid hyalosis: A case report

Tarek Alasil, Mehreen Adhi, Jonathan J. Liu, James G. Fujimoto, Jay S. Duker, Caroline R. Baumal

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A 72-year-old man with diabetes was referred to the retina clinic for diabetic retinopathy. Detailed funduscopic examination of the left eye was limited by prominent asteroid hyalosis. Spectral-domain (SD) and swept-source (SS) optical coherence tomography (OCT) were utilized to examine the vitreous, vitreoretinal interface, and the morphology of the retina. Asteroid hyalosis induced artifacts of the OCT images, which resolved when the appropriate imaging protocols were applied. SS-OCT may show superior diagnostic and preoperative capabilities when compared to SDOCT in the settings of asteroid hyalosis-induced media opacity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)459-461
Number of pages3
JournalOphthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging Retina
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology


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