Ultrasound biomicroscopic features of cysts of the ciliary body

S. Kunimatsu, M. Araie, K. Inamochi

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We observed the ciliary body in 156 eyes of 92 healthy persons using an ultrasound biomicroscope, UBM. The series comprised 88 eyes of younger persons in the second to fourth decade and 68 eyes of senile persons in the seventh to ninth decade. UBM examinations were performed in 8 directions around and tangential to the corneal limbus. If a cyst of the ciliary body was detected in 69% and 32% of eyes in the younger and senile group respectively. The difference was significant (p<0.01). Its indicidence was not related to sex or state of refraction. It was most frequent interiorly, followed by inferior, followed nasal sector. It was less frequent in the nasal, superior nasal and superior-class sectors. There was high and significant correlations between both eyes of the same person regarding the sector and the number of cysts and in each sector.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1633-1638
Number of pages6
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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