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.