Ultrasound biomicroscopic features of iris retraction syndrome

Elisa N. Morinelli, Ronald Gentile, Zeev Stegman, Jeffrey M. Liebmann, Uri Shabto, Robert Ritch

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: To examine anatomic relationships of anterior and posterior chamber structures in iris retraction syndrome using ultrasound biomicroscopy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Four eyes of four patients with iris retraction syndrome were imaged using high-frequency, high-resolution, anterior segment ultrasound biomicroscopy. In two patients, scans were obtained before and after medical therapy. RESULTS: Three patients presented with iris retraction configuration and one with iris bombe. In the latter case, iris bombe converted to iris retraction and back to iris bombe with the administration and later withdrawal of aqueous suppressants. Ciliochoroidal effusion was present in all eyes. CONCLUSIONS: Ciliochoroidal effusion is a constant feature of iris retraction syndrome. The hypotony associated with this disorder may result in part from aqueous hyposecretion related to ciliary body detachment. Ultrasound biomicroscopy is a useful aid in the diagnosis and follow-up of eyes with iris retraction syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-262
Number of pages6
JournalOphthalmic Surgery and Lasers
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1996


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