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
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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Coassin, M., Piovanetti, O., Stark, W. J., & Green, W. R. (2006). Urate deposition in the iris and anterior chamber. Ophthalmology, 113(3), 462-465. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ophtha.2005.11.012