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.
This type of cataract is bilateral. It can be congenital or it can be acquired during the first years of life due to tetany or rickets. The cataract is always large enough to occlude the pupil. Its effect on vision depends primarily on the density of its components - especially the nucleus.
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