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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: Cornea

Microcornea with after-cataract following needling of congenital cataract

Microcornea with after-cataract following needling of congenital cataract

This 10-year-old Tibetan girl was seen in consultaion at the Eye Clinic. The history was that of a congenital cataract in the left eye. Needling had been done. A significant after-cataract effectively obstructed the pupil. During the evaluation a diagnosis of congenital microcornea was made.A corneal diameter less than 11.0 mm is termed microcornea. The cornea was normal except for its small size.However, microcornea may be associated with other abnormalities, viz. congenital cataract as in this eye. Incidentally, megalocornea indicates a corneal diameter greater than 13 mm.

Microcornea with after-cataract following needling of congenital cataract


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last updated: 02-08-2008
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