Biomicroscopy and argon laser photocystotomy of free-floating vitreous cysts

Ophthalmology. 1985 Dec;92(12):1710-1. doi: 10.1016/s0161-6420(85)34096-4.


Laser photocystotomy is a new technique that employs a 200 mu beam of argon laser at a setting of 0.1 second and 500 mW to accomplish cystotomy of symptomatic free-floating vitreous cysts. It was successful in treating this type of cyst in the right eye of a 23-year-old man. The paper also includes the first photographic documentation of the biomicroscopic features of a free-floating vitreous cyst.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cysts / pathology
  • Cysts / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Microscopy
  • Vitreous Body / pathology
  • Vitreous Body / surgery*