Cysts of the iris are generally of traumatic origin and follow punctured and incised wounds inflicted by various substances as well as incisions made for the extraction of cataracts and for the relief of glaucoma. While the great majority are the results of traumata, yet there are many well-authenticated cases of spontaneous cysts of the iris. They have been noted in infancy and mature life and in cases where trauma can be positively excluded. Rosenschweig1 reports a case in an infant of 3 months. The cyst wall was lined with stratified epithelium. Dr. C. F. Clark observed two cases of serous cysts of the iris, one in a child, 22 months, and one in a woman 23 years of age, in which there was no history of trauma. Collins2 cites two cases of cyst of the iris with no history of trauma. Some doubt has been expressed as
AYRES SC. SEROUS CYST OF IRIS FOLLOWING DISCISSION FOR MILKY CATARACT. JAMA. 1899;XXXIII(21):1249–1252. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.92450730005001a
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