Congenital epithelial cysts of the iris stroma

Ann Ophthalmol. 1982 May;14(5):483-5.


Although epithelial implantation cysts in the anterior chamber and iris have often been described, spontaneous congenital epithelial cysts of the iris stroma are not common. A cyst large enough to obstruct vision and cause amblyopia was removed surgically from a 6-month-old infant. The presence of goblet cells in th epithelium may be related to the embryologic source or the cells.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Amblyopia / complications
  • Cysts / congenital*
  • Cysts / pathology
  • Cysts / surgery
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Iris Diseases / congenital*
  • Iris Diseases / pathology
  • Iris Diseases / surgery
  • Male