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ICD-10 code: H21.34

Chapter: Diseases of the eye and adnexia

Primary Cyst of Pars Plana: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

A primary cyst of pars plana, also known as a pars plana cyst, is a rare eye condition that occurs in the pars plana region of the eye. This area is located between the iris and the retina and is responsible for producing vitreous humor, the clear, gel-like substance that fills the eye.

  1. Causes
  2. The exact cause of primary cyst of pars plana is unknown, but it is thought to be related to a buildup of fluid or debris in the pars plana region of the eye. It is also believed to be more common in people who have had previous eye surgery or inflammation in the eye.

  3. Symptoms
  4. Primary cyst of pars plana is often asymptomatic and may only be detected during a routine eye exam. However, some people may experience symptoms such as:

    • Blurry or distorted vision
    • Flashes of light
    • Eye floaters
    • Eye redness or irritation
    • Eye pain or discomfort
  5. Treatment
  6. If a primary cyst of pars plana is causing symptoms or affecting vision, treatment may be necessary. Treatment options include:

    • Observation: If the cyst is small and not causing any symptoms, your eye doctor may recommend monitoring it over time to see if it grows or causes any problems.
    • Drainage: If the cyst is large or causing significant vision problems, your eye doctor may recommend draining the cyst using a needle or laser. This procedure is typically done in an outpatient setting and can be done under local anesthesia.
    • Surgery: In some cases, surgery may be necessary to remove the cyst. This is typically only done if other treatments have failed or if the cyst is causing significant vision problems.

If you are experiencing any symptoms of primary cyst of pars plana or have concerns about your eye health, it is important to see an eye doctor for a comprehensive eye exam. Early detection and treatment can help prevent complications and preserve your vision.