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

Classic intumescent cataract

Classic intumescent cataract

This is the classic intumescent cataract. If the pupil is not dilated, the differential diagnosis of a white cataract may not be accurate.With dilation of the pupil, there should be no difficulty in distinguishing an intumescent cataract from a Morgagnian cataract. Compare the various cataract photos in this Atlas for good examples of both cataracts. Of course, in native-born Americans the latter cataract is virtually non-existent.

Classic intumescent cataract

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last updated: 02-08-2008