ISSN : 2146-3123
E-ISSN : 2146-3131

Combined Laser Treatment in a Patient with Pigment Dispersion Secondary to a Large Iris Pigment Epithelial Cyst
Ümit Aykan 1, Özlem Yıldırım 2
1Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Near East University, Nicosia, TRNC
2Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Mersin University, Mersin, Turkey
DOI : 10.5152/balkanmedj.2012.044
Pages : 339-342


We reported a case of bilateral extensive iris pigment epithelial cysts masquerading as pigment dispersion. A-30-year-old male patient presented with a dull pain in both eyes and a decreased visual acuity OD. He underwent a complete ophthalmic examination. OD was injected and the cells were graded as +3 and pigmented a +2, in the OS. Intraocular pressures (IOP) were measured as 42 (OD) and 22 (OS) mmHg. Gonioscopy revealed a confluent accumulation of dense pigment in both eyes. Visual fields, peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer thickness (Spectral OCT/SLO OTI-OPKO Health. Inc, Miami, FL) and optic nerve head tomography (HRT-II Heidelberg Engineering, Heidelberg, Germany) results were within normal limits. On ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM), bilateral extensive cysts were identified in the midzonal portion of the iris and in the ciliary body. An, antiglaucomatous treatment was started. Then, we decided to perform both Nd:YAG laser iridocystotomyc and selective laser trabeculoplasty. Fourteen months after the combined therapy, the cysts had not recurred, and still apposed and the IOPs were under control without medication

Keywords : Iris-ciliary body, pigment dispersion syndrome, laser iridocystotomy, laser trabeculoplasty, iris pigment epithelium cyst
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