Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology

Anomaly In Development and Regression of Hyaloid Artery - The Bergmeister's Papillae

Prajnya Ray1,  Shruthy Vaishali Ramesh2, Prasanna Venkatesh Ramesh3
1Department of Optometry, Mahathma Eye Hospital Private Limited, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India
2Department of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Mahathma Eye Hospital Private limited, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India
3Department of Glaucoma and Research, Mahathma Eye Hospital Private limited, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India

Editor-in-Chief, Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology, Dr R.P.Centre, AIIMS.


Corresponding Author:

Shruthy Vaishali Ramesh (MS)
Department of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Mahathma Eye Hospital Private limited, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India
Email: vaishusmail@gmail.com


Received: 10-FEB-2021 Accepted: 02-APR-2021 Published Online: 05-OCT-2021
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.7869/djo-704

Abstract
In this article we discuss about one of the commonest developmental anomaly of the hyaloid system known as the Bergmeister's papillae. It was first described by an Austrian ophthalmologist O. Bergmeister. It is a sign of persistent fetal vasculature which is seen projecting from the disc. It is frequently observed as an incidental finding. Literature suggests certain rare scenarios where it leads to strong vitreoretinal adhesions leading to complications like retinal detachment and vitreous hemorrhage. Considering this presentation we have stressed the need for optical coherence tomography evaluation for careful monitoring of the patient. 

Keywords :Bergmeister's Papillae, Persistent Hyaloid Artery, Optical Coherence Tomography, Vitreoretinal Adhesion