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asteroid hyalitis hyalitis marked by spherical or star-shaped bodies in the vitreous; see also benson's disease.
hyalitis puncta´ta a form marked by small opacities.
hyalitis suppurati´va purulent inflammation of the vitreous body.
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One of the spherical or star-shaped bodies in the vitreous of the eye, caused by inflammation.
See also: hyalitis
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asteroid hyalitisAn eye condition in which many small, white bodies become suspended in the vitreous humour. In the light of the ophthalmoscope these gleam in a strikingly star-like manner. Also known as steroid hyalosis.
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