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April 1987

Astrocytoma of the Ciliary Body

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Ophthalmology (Drs Farber, Smith, and Gans) and Surgical Pathology (Dr Smith), Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis. Dr Farber is now with the Scheie Eye Institute, Philadelphia.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1987;105(4):536-537. doi:10.1001/archopht.1987.01060040106044

• A healthy 24-year-old man was noted to have rubeosis iridis and a ciliary body mass. Iridocyclectomy successfully removed the lesion with preservation of vision and resolution of rubeosis. Histologic and immunocytochemical examinations revealed a glial tumor of the ciliary epithelium.

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