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.
PKC (phlyctenular keratoconjunctivis) with a giant phlyctenule
PKC is becoming an extreme rarity in modern societies, but it still exists in underdeveloped societies. At the Kurji Holy Family Hospital Eye Clinic such cases were seen almost daily. There are three terms that have been used interchangeably for this disease -1. phlyctenular keratoconjunctivitis, 2. eczematous keratoconjunctivitis, and
3. scrofulous keratoconjunctivitis. With improvement in general health, with improvement in nutrition, and with improvement in public health and general social wellbeing, this disease has been on the wane.
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