University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Chronic Uveitis w/ Cholesterol Crystals

49 year-old woman with twenty-year history of granulomatous uveitis OD. Full work-up negative for an underlying etiology. She developed diffuse crystals in anterior chamber and angle. This was presumed to be due to her elevated serum cholesterol (366) and triglyceride (450) in the face of a compromised blood-aqueous barrier.