Spontaneous collapse of primary acquired iris stromal cysts

Am J Ophthalmol. 1996 Dec;122(6):886-7. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9394(14)70387-3.


Purpose: To describe the spontaneous collapse of primary acquired iris stromal cysts.

Methods: We reviewed the medical records, clinical findings, and ultrasonography of two patients who had been followed up for primary acquired iris stromal cysts.

Results: During follow-up, both patients experienced spontaneous collapse of their cysts, which resulted in membrane formation on the peripheral corneal endothelium, localized peripheral anterior synechiae, ectropion uveae, and slightly peaked pupil.

Conclusion: Primary acquired iris stromal cysts may undergo spontaneous collapse, resulting in clinical findings similar to other anterior segment disorders.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Anterior Eye Segment / pathology
  • Cysts / pathology
  • Cysts / physiopathology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intraocular Pressure
  • Iris Diseases / pathology
  • Iris Diseases / physiopathology*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Remission, Spontaneous
  • Visual Acuity