A Rare Association: Neovascular Glaucoma Accompanying Anterior Chamber Synchysis Scintillans

Turk J Ophthalmol. 2024 Feb 22;54(1):49-51. doi: 10.4274/tjo.galenos.2023.39016. Epub 2023 Nov 27.


Synchysis scintillans, also known as cholesterolosis bulbi, is a degenerative eye pathology characterized by the accumulation of cholesterol crystals in the vitreous. It is typically observed bilaterally but can rarely be unilateral. It can be triggered by severe trauma, chronic inflammation, chronic retinal detachment, hyphema, vitreous hemorrhage, Coats’ disease, and retinoblastoma. In this report, we present a case with an uncommon association of anterior chamber synchysis scintillans and neovascular glaucoma.

Keywords: Anterior chamber; cholesterolosis bulbi; neovascular glaucoma; retinal detachment; synchysis scintillans.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Anterior Chamber
  • Cholesterol
  • Glaucoma, Neovascular* / complications
  • Glaucoma, Neovascular* / diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Retinal Detachment* / complications
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage


  • Cholesterol