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Synchysis Scintillans

Issue Description
Synchysis scintillans is a degenerative condition of the eye seen uncommonly in dogs, resulting in liquified vitreous humor and the accumulation of cholesterol crystals within the vitreous.
Other Names
Cholesterosis Bulbi


Causes
The exact pathogenesis is unknown.

Symptoms
The vitreous liquifies in a process known as syneresis. Synchysis scintillans appears as small white floaters that freely move in the posterior part of the eye, giving a snow globe effect. It is most commonly seen in eyes that have suffered from a degenerative disease and are end-stage.

Dogs
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