University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

EyeRounds Online Atlas of Ophthalmology

Contributor: William Charles Caccamise, Sr, MD, Retired Clinical 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

Cataract on tip of microerisiphake-in OR

Cataract on tip of microerisiphake-in OR

No elaborate instrumentation was used in the OR for cataract surgery. For the Smith Indian procedure only a lens loop and a Kirby lens expressor (or a muscle hook) were required. For the erisiphake extraction, only the small Bell erisiphake and a lens expressor were used. In the photograph, an intact hypermature Morgagnian cataract is attached to the tip of the microerisiphake. At the Kurji Holy Family Hospital up to 4 operating rooms were available for eye surgery.

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last updated: 02-08-2008