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Preretinal ‘hypopyon’
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  1. R SIHOTA
  1. Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences
  2. All India Institute of Medical Sciences
  3. New Delhi, India
  4. Bausch and Lomb, India
  5. Escorts Medical Centre, Faridabad, India
  1. A H PAUL
  1. Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences
  2. All India Institute of Medical Sciences
  3. New Delhi, India
  4. Bausch and Lomb, India
  5. Escorts Medical Centre, Faridabad, India
  1. R CHANDNA
  1. Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences
  2. All India Institute of Medical Sciences
  3. New Delhi, India
  4. Bausch and Lomb, India
  5. Escorts Medical Centre, Faridabad, India
  1. Dr R Sihota, Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 110029, India.

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CASE REPORT

A 20-year-old male patient presented with hazy vision and pain in the right eye for 2 weeks. There was no history of similar complaints in the past. The patient did not suffer from oral or genital ulcers or any other systemic illnesses.

On examination, the visual acuity was 20/200 in the right eye and 20/20 in the left. The anterior segment was essentially within normal limits.

On examination of the right fundus (Fig 1) the patient was found to have a yellow-white preretinal exudation and vitritis over 5–6 disc diameters above the macula and over the superotemporal retinal vessels. The inferior part of this exudation was in the …

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