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Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol. 2011 Oct;18(4):331-2. doi: 10.4103/0974-9233.90141.

Surgical treatment and histopathology of a symptomatic free-floating primary pigment epithelial iris cyst in the anterior vitreous.

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  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Abstract

We report the surgical removal of an iris pigment epithelial cyst that was floating freely in the posterior chamber of an 18-month-old child. The reason for surgical removal was disturbance in near vision secondary to the movement of the cyst across the visual axis. Visual disturbance secondary to a unilateral anterior vitreous iris cyst at this age is a rare presentation and, to the best of our knowledge, has not been reported previously as an indication for surgery. We performed histopathological study of the cyst aspirate to determine its contents and its possible origin.

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Iris Cyst; Pars Plana Vitrectomy; Pigment Epithelial; Vitreous

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