Ben·son dis·ease(ben'sŏn di-zēz')
Disorder marked by presence of crystals of calcium stearate or polynitrile precipitating as irregularly shaped bodies in the vitreous of the eye. Common in elderly persons; impairment of vision is negligible.
[Alfred H. Benson, 1852-1912, Irish ophthalmologist]
Benson,Alfred Hugh, Irish ophthalmologist, 1852-1912.
Benson disease - small spherical bodies in corpus vitreum, a unilateral age change which does not affect vision. Synonym(s): asteroid hyalosis