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Early treatment of juvenile xanthogranuloma of the iris with subconjunctival steroids.
  1. I Casteels,
  2. J Olver,
  3. M Malone and
  4. D Taylor
  1. Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Hospital for Sick Children, London.


    Five infants with biopsy proved juvenile xanthogranuloma of the iris were reviewed. Early treatment with subconjunctival injection of steroids and topical steroid drops resulted in regression of the lesion in four patients. One patient, reviewed at the age of 8 months after glaucoma which had developed secondary to the iris xanthogranuloma, had been treated by surgery alone: the visual outcome was very poor.

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