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.
Leukomatous cornea; heavy neovascularization
This type of scarred cornea was an everyday occurrence at the Eye Clinic in rural India. The cause of the corneal pathology could be an hypopyon ulcer, vitamin A deficiency with xerophthalmia, herpes simplx virus keratitis, and other corneal diseases. The potentiality for a successful corneal transplant operation would be remote because of the extreme neovascularization.
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