Iridociliary cysts are also sometimes known as iris cysts, ciliary body cysts or uveal cysts. In most cases, they are benign and no treatment is necessary. However, occasionally they may be large enough to interfere with vision or with the function of the eye.
Iridiociliary cysts may be attached to various parts of the interior of the eye. They may be lightly or darkly pigmented and are semitransparent. They may be spherical to ovoid in shape. They can vary considerably in size and there may be more than one. They may be seen in one or both eyes.
In most cases, these cysts are an incidental finding. Only when they are large enough to impair vision or interfere with the normal functioning of the eye are they problematic. Glaucoma can be a complication associated with iridociliary cysts.
Cysts may be congenital or acquired.
There is a breed predilection in Siamese cats for iridociliary cysts.
Iridociliary cysts are diagnosed with an ocular examination.
In most cases, no treatment is necessary. If uveitis or glaucoma is present, these diseases will need to be treated appropriately. Laser coagulation can be used to remove particularly large cysts if necessary.
A medical condition in which the uvea becomes inflamed.
Anything having to do with the eye
A disorder that has resulted from intraocular pressure
Not being able to cause harm; the opposite of malignant.
The colored layer around the pupil