Astrocytoma of the ciliary body

Arch Ophthalmol. 1987 Apr;105(4):536-7. doi: 10.1001/archopht.1987.01060040106044.


A healthy 24-year-old man was noted to have rubeosis iridis and a ciliary body mass. Iridocyclectomy successfully removed the lesion with preservation of vision and resolution of rubeosis. Histologic and immunocytochemical examinations revealed a glial tumor of the ciliary epithelium.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Astrocytoma / pathology*
  • Ciliary Body / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Uveal Neoplasms / pathology*