Video Presentation

Game of cysts!

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First Author: D.Shroff INDIA

Co Author(s):    G. Bhatia   C. Gupta   C. Shroff                       

Abstract Details


To present three completely different scenarios of cysts involving the retina.


Tertiary care vitreoretinal service in New Delhi, India


Three different surgical situations involving cysts of the retina are showcased. (a) A ‘true’ sub-retinal Cysticercus cyst is smoothly removed in toto. (b) A huge ‘pseudo’ cyst of the Retina due to longstanding giant retinal tear needs to be dissected completely in order to settle the RD. (c) A ‘cystic’ lesion which looks like a posteriorly dislocated crystalline lens on B-scan turns out to be totally detached cauliflower like crumpled up retina and requires extensive sub retinal membrane peeling.


All the 3 cases underwent challenging vitreoretinal surgery highlighted in the video. All showed visual improvement and stable attached retinas post operatively


Learning points: 1.True Cysticercus cysts need to be handled gently for good anatomical and functional results. 2. Pseudo cysts in long standing RD may not allow retina to settle- in which case they may need to be excised 3. And always BEWARE of the cyst which isn’t a CYST AT ALL!!!

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