Urate deposition in the iris and anterior chamber

Marco Coassin, Omar Piovanetti, Walter J. Stark, W. Richard Green

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Objective: To report on a patient with clear gelatinoid deposits on the iris and in the anterior chamber (AC). Design: Observational case report. Methods: Examination of AC aspirate and iris and conjunctival biopsies by light and transmission electron microscopy. Main Outcome Measures: Clinical and histopathological findings. Results: Analysis of the aqueous humor and iris ultrastructure disclosed the presence of urate deposits. Conclusions: Urate deposition in the iris and anterior chamber rarely occurs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)462-465
Number of pages4
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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