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August 1970

Proteinaceous Cysts of the Ciliary EpitheliumII. Their Occurrence in Nonmyelomatous Hypergammaglobulinemic Conditions

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Eye and Ear Hospital of Pittsburgh, and the Presbyterian-University Hospital, Pittsburgh.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1970;84(2):171-175. doi:10.1001/archopht.1970.00990040173009

Protein filled cysts of the ciliary epithelium are found in five patients with hypergammaglobulinemia but without evidence of multiple myeloma. The findings indicate that proteinaceous ciliary cysts are not unique to multiple myeloma and may be found in a variety of conditions with increased levels of immunoglobulin.