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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2016, 4(6), 218-220
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-4-6-9
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Large Non-traumatic Iris Cyst

Gan Yuen Keat1, 2, , Syed Shoeb Ahmad1, Suresh Subramanian1, Shuaibah Abdul Ghani1 and Amir Samsudin2

1Ophthalmology Department, Hospital Queen Elizabeth, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

2Ophthalmology Department, Faculty of Medicine, University Malaya, Malaysia

Pub. Date: July 08, 2016

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Gan Yuen Keat, Syed Shoeb Ahmad, Suresh Subramanian, Shuaibah Abdul Ghani and Amir Samsudin. Large Non-traumatic Iris Cyst. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2016; 4(6):218-220. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-4-6-9


Iris cysts are uncommon ocular pathologies and their surgical excision is often difficult owing to their location and fragile nature. Herein, we report a patient who complained of progressive, painless blurring of vision in the left eye for six months. On examination, a large smooth non-transilluminant iris mass was seen extending from 11 o’clock to 5 o’clock region and touching the corneal endothelium. Surgical excision was performed and the patient’s vision improved from HM to 6/48.

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