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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

IOL surgery gone awry - 1970

IOL surgery gone awry - 1970

An earlier photo showed the results of IOL surgery on one eye. This photo shows the results of IOL surgery on the remaining eye. Removal of the IOL was done in the approach to retinal detachment. Retinal surgery resulted in reattachment of the retina. However, significant bullous keratopathy developed postoperatively. In the early years of IOL surgery in the USA, bullous keratopathy was an all too frequent complication of the implant surgery. Removal of the IOL was frequently necessary - especially in the case of the popular anterior chamber IOL.

IOL surgery gone awry - 1970

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last updated: 02-08-2008