[Heterochromia complicata Fuchs, crystalline iridopathy and increased immunoglobulin G in aqueous humor. A case report]

Klin Monbl Augenheilkd. 1991 Mar;198(3):205-6. doi: 10.1055/s-2008-1045953.
[Article in German]


We report on a 35 year old patient suffering from heterochromia complicata Fuchs with a mature cataract. Multiple small whitish-yellowish crystal-lines on the iris at the 7 and 12 o'clock position were interpreted as Russell bodies and correlated with an elevated concentration of 7.2 mg/dl IgG in the aqueous humor analysis. IgA und IgM could not be detected (less than 1.1 mg/dl). Three months after an unremarkable extracapsular cataract extraction and posterior chamber lens implantation a positive Tyndall phenomenon and Russell bodies were found at just the same locations on the iris.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aqueous Humor / immunology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immunoglobulin G / analysis*
  • Inclusion Bodies / ultrastructure
  • Iridocyclitis / diagnosis*
  • Iridocyclitis / immunology
  • Iridocyclitis / pathology
  • Iris / pathology
  • Lenses, Intraocular
  • Postoperative Complications / diagnosis
  • Postoperative Complications / immunology
  • Postoperative Complications / pathology


  • Immunoglobulin G