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A Ciliary Body Tumor Preventing Angle Closure

Mehanna, Chadi MD, PhD*,†,‡,§; Desjardins, Laurence MD; Puech, Michel MD; Cohn, Howard MD#

doi: 10.1097/IJG.0b013e3182741efe
Case Report

We present a case report of a 60-year-old white woman, found to have advanced angle closure glaucoma in the right eye and appositional closure for about half of the left eye and no glaucoma. The remaining angle of the left eye was open with localized heavy pigmentation of the ciliary body band and trabecular meshwork. Ultrasound biomicroscopy showed a ciliary body tumor displacing the iris root centripetally preventing angle closure.

*INSERM, UMRS-872, Centre de Recherche des Cordeliers, Team 17, Paris Descartes University

University of Pierre and Marie Curie

SISENE Ophthalmology, Pépinière Paris Santé, Cochin Hospital

§Department of Ophthalmology, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Hôtel-Dieu Hospital

Department of Ocular Oncology, Institut Curie

Centre Explore Vision

#Centre d’Ophtalmologie du Trocadéro, Paris, France

Disclosure: The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Reprints: Howard Cohn, MD, Centre d’Ophtalmologie du Trocadéro, 45 rue Vineuse, Paris 75016, France (e-mail:

Received March 21, 2012

Accepted August 28, 2012

© 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.