Case Study 167 Iris Cysts

  • Roger P. Harrie
  • Cynthia J. Kendall


RP is a 22-year-old woman who was seen by her optometrist for a routine eye examination. She was noted on slit-lamp inspection to have a bulge in the left temporal iris. Her pupil was dilated, and no retroiridial or ciliary mass could be detected. Transillumination was performed and no pigmented lesion was seen.



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    Shields JA, Eagle RC, Shields CL, De Potter P. Congenital neoplasms of the nonpigmented ciliary epithelium (medulloepithelioma). Ophthalmology. 1996;103:1998–2006.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger P. Harrie
    • 1
  • Cynthia J. Kendall
    • 2
  1. 1.Moran Eye CenterUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA
  2. 2.SacramentoUSA

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