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Year : 2017 | Month : September | Volume : 11 | Issue : 9 | Page : ND01 - ND02

Bilateral Persistent Hyperplastic Primary Vitreous - A Rare Case Report

Rashmi Kumari, Bhawesh Chandra Saha

1. Senior Resident, Department of Ophthalmology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, Bihar, India. 2. Senior Resident, Department of Ophthalmology, All India Institutes of Medical Sciences, Patna, Bihar, India.

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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

How to cite this article :

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 Nov 22 ]; 11:ND01-ND02. Available from

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DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/26940.10536

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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