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JAMA Ophthalmology Clinical Challenge
September 2017

Circumscribed Iris Elevation in a Middle-Aged Woman

Author Affiliations
  • 1Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2017;135(9):999-1000. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2017.0479

A woman in her 40s was referred to her local university for ophthalmic examination. She had been receiving care for dry eye syndrome, hyperopia, and presbyopia by another eye care clinician, and on routine examination a circumscribed elevation of her right iris was found. She noted intermittent shooting pain responsive to artificial tears in this eye; otherwise, she was without ophthalmic symptoms. She did not have any significant medical or family history, and review of symptoms was unremarkable.