Circumferential Ciliary Body Cysts Presenting as Acute Pigment Dispersion and Ocular Hypertension

Sezenoz A. S., Gungor S. G., KIRATLI H., Akman A.

OCULAR IMMUNOLOGY AND INFLAMMATION, vol.26, no.8, pp.1261-1263, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Purpose: To report a case of circumferential neuroepithelial cyst of the ciliary body presenting with pigment dispersion (PD) and ocular hypertension. Case report: 48-year-old female patient presented with a complaint of pain in the left eye. On examination, visual acuity of the left eye was 0.9, and the intraocular pressure was 48 mmHg. Biomicroscopic anterior segment examination of the left eye revealed 4+ pigmented cells in the anterior chamber. Active PD from the pupillary region at 11 o'clock was noticed at the time of the examination. Ultrasound biomicroscopy demonstrated 360o cystic lesions of the ciliary body in the left eye. The patient was diagnosed as neuroepithelial cyst of the ciliary body. Conclusion: Our case is unique as it is the first case of circumferential neuroepithelial ciliary body cyst presenting with acute PD and ocular hypertension.