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: External Disease
Phthisis bulbi following perforating smallpox ulcus serpens
Phthisis bulbi frequently results after a smallpox ulcus serpens has perforated the cornea. The indentations corresponding to positions of the rectus muscles is pathognomonic for the diagnosis of phthisis bulbi and signifies the demise of the disorganizing, shrinking eye.
Some use the term "atrophia bulbi" for shrinkage of the eyeball wihout perforation and restrict the use of "phthisis bulbi" to atrophy with disorganization after perforation of some part of the eyeball..
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