Eye
Uvea
Iris pigment epithelial cyst

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 24 May 2018, last major update February 2014

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Cite this page: Pernick, N. Uvea: iris pigment epithelial cyst. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeuveairispigmentepithelialcyst.html. Accessed May 27th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • May arise from posterior iris pigment epithelium or at papillary margin
  • Usually benign
  • Attached to iris or free floating; may resemble melanoma
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Lined by epithelial cells