Vitreous hemorrhage from the persistent hyaloid artery

Onder F., Cosar C. B., Gultan E., Kural G.

JOURNAL OF AAPOS, vol.4, no.3, pp.190-191, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s1091-8531(00)70014-0
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF AAPOS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.190-191
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No


The embryonic hyaloid system appears at the fifth week of gestation and completes the tunica vasculosa lentis by reaching the lens. Afterwards, other vascular structures take over the functions of the hyaloid vascular system and it starts to regress, Under normal conditions, regression of the embryonic vascular system is complete at term or shortly after birth, Persistence of the hyaloid vascular system might be seen in the form of a Mittendorf's dot, Bergmeister's papilla, or persistent hyaloid artery, The persistent hyaloid artery is usually in the form of a thin cord, and active blood flow in the hyaloid artery during the postpartum period is rare.(1) Vitreous hemorrhage from the persistent hyaloid artery is very rare, and it has only been documented in a few cases in the literature.(2-4) In this report, vitreous hemorrhage from the loose end of a partially regressed hyaloid artery is presented, and possible factors in the pathogenesis of hemorrhage are discussed.