Iris crystals in chronic iridocyclitis

Sheridan Lam, Howard H. Tessler, Karen Winchester, Holly Van Hecke, Byron L. Lam

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Iris crystals in three patients with idiopathic iridocyclitis, Fuchs' heterochromic iridocycfitis, and iridocycfitis associated with systemic pseudolymphoma are described. Two patients had iris crystals in one eye, and the other patient had bilateral involvement. The number of iris crystals in each eye ranged from one to multiple crystals. Iris crystals were minute and refractile and glistened with light; they have previously been reported to be Russell bodies and to be associated with hypergammaglobulinaemia. However, two of the patients, who underwent serum protein electrophoresis, did not demoustrate hypergammaglobulinaemia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-182
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience


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