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Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

EyeRounds Online Atlas of Ophthalmology

Contributor: William Charles Caccamise, Sr, MD, Retired Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

*Dr. Caccamise has very generously shared his images of patients taken while operating during the "eye season" in rural India as well as those from his private practice during the 1960's and 1970's. Many of his images are significant for their historical perspective and for techniques and conditions seen in settings in undeveloped areas.

Category: Cataract

Is my cataract ready for surgery?

Cataract: Is my cataract ready for surgery?

This Eye Clinic patient is counting his fingers at almost arm's length. If he has adequate vision for his illiterate purposes in his other eye, surgery will be delayed until the Doctor, Sahib returns for his next Clinic. It is unlike the situation in the USA where patients are now asking for multi-focal implant-lens surgery with no cataract present in order to obviate the wearing of a presbyopic eyeglass correction.

Cataract: Is my cataract ready for surgery?

mature corticonuclear cataract with LP

Cataract: Is my cataract ready for surgery?

mature hypermature cataract with LP

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last updated: 02-08-2008
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