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Persistent tunica vasculosa lentis

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Subject: Persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous, Retinopathy of prematurity, Glaucoma, Nystagmus, Irvine-Gass syndrome
Collection: Diseases of the Eye and Adnexa
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Persistent tunica vasculosa lentis

Persistent tunica vasculosa lentis is a congenital ocular anomaly. It is a form of persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous (PHPV).

It is a developmental disorder of the vitreous. It is usually unilateral and first noticed in the neonatal period. It may be associated with micropthalmos, cataracts, and increased intraocular pressure. Elongated ciliary processes are visible through the dilated pupil. A USG B-scan confirms diagnosis in the presence of a cataract.

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  • Wright KW, Speigel PH, Buckley EG. Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. Springer; US, New York: 2003. p. 17.
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