Clinical and histopathological features of posttraumatic iris cyst

Indian J Ophthalmol. 2008 Nov-Dec;56(6):518-21. doi: 10.4103/0301-4738.43383.


Iris cyst excision involves complex surgical maneuvers and may have a variable visual outcome depending upon preexisting and postoperative complications. Hereby, we report a case series of 10 eyes from which posttraumatic iris cysts were excised and proven histopathologically. Histopathology records were reviewed. Data regarding patient profile, clinical profile, surgical details, treatment outcomes and follow-up were reviewed. Outcome measures were defined as recurrences, visual acuity and number of other surgeries required. Non-parametric Wilcoxon test was used to compare changes in the visual acuity and Fisher test was used to find out the significance of several risk factors. Mean age was 24.7 years (3-58 years). Mean follow-up was 2.36 years. Mean preoperative logMAR visual acuity was 0.56 in comparison to final logMAR visual acuity of 1.62. Factors related to adverse functional outcome were related to post-surgical complications.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Cysts / etiology
  • Cysts / pathology*
  • Cysts / surgery
  • Eye Injuries / etiology
  • Eye Injuries / pathology*
  • Eye Injuries / surgery
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Iris Diseases / etiology
  • Iris Diseases / pathology*
  • Iris Diseases / surgery
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Visual Acuity
  • Young Adult