Bilateral Persistent Hyperplastic Primary Vitreous - A Rare Case ReportCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Rashmi kumari,
House No. O/13 Ashiana Nagar phase 1, Patna-800025, Bihar, India.
Persistent Hyperplastic Primary Vitreous (PHPV), now-a-days referred to as Persistent Fetal Vasculature (PFV), is a rare congenital anomaly of the eye that typically presents unilaterally with white pupillary reflex and microphthalmia without systemic associations. Bilateral presentations are rare. Here we report a case of 15-year-old male with bilateral PFV without leucokoria who was misdiagnosed as congenital esotropia with amblyopia, treated for refractive errors and referred to higher centre for squint corrections. The diagnosis of PFV was made easily on slit lamp examination with dilated pupil due to media clarity. Findings were confirmed by colour doppler ultrasonography of the eyes. This case warrants essential screening of the posterior segment of all children with deviated eyes to ensure earliest detection of such pathologies.
Leucokoria, Microphthalmus, Persistent fetal vasculature
Rashmi Kumari, Bhawesh Chandra Saha. BILATERAL PERSISTENT HYPERPLASTIC PRIMARY VITREOUS - A RARE CASE REPORT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 September [cited: 2017 Sep 21 ]; 11:ND01-ND02. Available from
Date of Submission: Jan 22, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Mar 07, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Jun 09, 2017
Date of Publishing: Sep 01, 2017
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