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December 1981

Localized Benign Lymphoid Tumor of the Iris

Author Affiliations

From the Oncology Service, Wills Eye Hospital and Research Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia (Drs Shields, Augsburger, and Gonder); and the Department of Ophthalmology, Doctors Hospital, Tacoma, Wash (Dr MacLeod).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1981;99(12):2147-2148. doi:10.1001/archopht.1981.03930021023007

• A 32-year-old white woman noted a localized light-brown tumor on the iris of her right eye. During the following year, the lesion progressively enlarged and was surgically removed because it was suspected to be an iris melanoma. Histologic study disclosed an unusual benign tumor composed of mature lymphocytes and epithelioid cells.

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