I am a 31 female who has found out that I have asteroid hyalosis. I have been reading all the articles, and they say this condition is mostly in males and at older ages.
How can this affect me at such a young age, and of the opposite sex this condition regularity affects
Thanks for your Question
Asteroid Hyalosis is typically occur at old age and it occurs in men twice as often as women. But this doesn't mean that it can't occur at young age and in female.
There are certain diseases that can give the same picture such as:
1- Synchysis Scintillans, which is usually bilateral and seen in younger age after severe ocular inflammation, trauma, or hemorrhage. This can be diagnosed by accurate history.
2- amyloidosis and cholesterolosis bulbi. This can be diagnosed by blood test and also by vitreous sample or biopsy.