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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

Leiske IOL - a part of the intraocular lens history

Leiske IOL - a part of the intraocular lens history

The Leiske lens was an important part of modern cataract surgery.

The Leiske IOL was initially an extremely popular IOL. It permitted the established intracapsular cataract surgeon to continue with his beloved intracapsular technique while stepping into the modern era of the IOL. The Leiske lens consisted of two portions, i.e. the optic and the haptics. In the photo, the optic can be seen. The Leiske lens was an anterior chamber lens. As time went on, most of the Leiske lenses had to be removed because of untoward cornea and iris reactions.

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last updated: 02-08-2008