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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 605

Pseudo-Vossius ring

Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

Date of Web Publication13-Apr-2022

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Amber A Bhayana
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi - 110 029
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_2879_21

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Gupta S, Bhayana AA, Prasad P, Azad SV, Khokhar SK. Pseudo-Vossius ring. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2022;2:605

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Gupta S, Bhayana AA, Prasad P, Azad SV, Khokhar SK. Pseudo-Vossius ring. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 May 27];2:605. Available from: https://www.ijoreports.in/text.asp?2022/2/2/605/342985

A 25-year-old otherwise healthy male suffered blunt ocular trauma, following which he developed rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. There were pigments deposited on the posterior lenticular surface in a ring-shaped fashion [Figure 1]a and [Figure 1]b. Careful slit illumination examination showed Berger's space[1] expansion, and deposition of pigments at the margin of that space [Figure 1]c and [Figure 1]d. The ring represents Shaffer's sign pigments. We have described the ring as “pseudo-Vossius” as it is present on the posterior lenticular surface, and forms because of retinal pigment epithelium cells, as compared to a true “Vossius” ring,[2] which is present on the anterior lenticular surface and related to iris impaction and its pigments post blunt trauma.
Figure 1: Pigments on posterior lens capsule on (a) retro-illumination; (b) diffuse oblique illumination; (c) narrow slit illumination showing pigments (white arrow) and Berger's space (blue arrow); (d) anterior segment optical coherence tomography with corresponding findings

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Santos-Bueso E. Berger's space. Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol (Engl Ed) 2019;94:471-7.  Back to cited text no. 1
Seth NG, Thattaruthody F, Pandav SS. Vossius ring after blunt ophthalmic trauma. Ophthalmol Glaucoma 2019;2:54.  Back to cited text no. 2


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