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Melanocytoma of the ciliary body misdiagnosed as iridodialysis

Authors Kim M, Lee S, Han SB

Received 1 March 2014

Accepted for publication 15 April 2014

Published 29 May 2014 Volume 2014:8 Pages 1051—1053

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S63328

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Moosang Kim, Seung-Jun Lee

Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon, Republic of Korea

Abstract: A 62-year-old female presented to our institution with dimness of vision in her right eye. On examination, her best corrected visual acuity was 20/100 in the right eye. The intraocular pressures were 14 mmHg in both eyes. Slit-lamp examination revealed nuclear sclerotic cataracts bilaterally and iridodialysis in her right eye. Seven days after the first visit, cataract surgery was performed without any complications. One year later, she presented to our institution with acute visual loss and ocular pain in the right eye. Best corrected visual acuity of the right eye was light perception and the intraocular pressure was 44 mmHg. Slit-lamp examination revealed a ciliary body mass with widespread pigment dispersion in the anterior segment. Due to no useful vision and uncontrolled pain, enucleation of the right eye was performed. Histopathologic examination revealed a melanocytoma of the ciliary body.

Keywords: ciliary body, iridodialysis, melanocytoma

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