Annals of Ophthalmology

, Volume 37, Issue 1, pp 47–50 | Cite as

Lens subluxation in iris retraction syndrome without retinal detachment

Case Report


One patient with uveitis presented iris retraction syndrome then developed to angle-closure glaucoma. Ultrasound biomicroscopy showed iris retraction with posterior synechiae and supraciliary effusion. The typical characteristic of iris retraction syndrome—retinal detachment—did not present in this case. Uveitis and supraciliary effusion could be the possible cause of posterior chamber hypotony. The lens subluxation found during the cataract operation alerted us that lens subluxation could be occult in this situation.


Uveitis Retinal Detachment Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment Posterior Chamber Posterior Synechia 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Campbell DG. Iris retraction associated with rhegmatogenous retinal detachment syndrome and hypotony. Arch Ophthalmol. 1984;102: 1457–1463.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Geyer O, Neudorfer M, Rothkoff L, Michaeli-Cohen A, Lazar M. Iris retraction syndrome associated with nonrhegmatogenous retinal detachment. Acta Ophthalmol Scand. 1998;76:617–619.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Greenfield D, Bellows AR, Asdourian GK, Kachadoorian HA. Iris retraction syndrome after intraocular surgery. Ophthalmology. 1995; 102:98–100.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Schnabel J. Ueber Glaukom und Iridectomie Arch Augenheikd. 1876;5:50–89.Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Beigelman MN. Acute hypotony in retinal detachment. Arch Ophthalmol. 1929;463–467.Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Morinelli EN, Gentile R, Stagman Z, Liebmann JM, Shabto U, Ritch R. Ultrasound biomicroscopic features of iris retraction syndrome. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers. 1996;27:257–262.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Liebmann JM, Weinreb RN, Ritch R. Angle-closure glaucoma associated with occult annular ciliary body detachment. Arch Ophthalmol. 1998;116:731–735.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    Graham PA. Unusual evolution of retinal detachment. Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;88:481–486.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Humana Press Inc. 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shirley H. L. Chang
    • 1
  • Shiu-Chen Wu
    • 1
  • Ya-Hui Kuo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyChang Cung Memorial HospitalTaoyuanTaiwan

Personalised recommendations