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Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

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

Staphyloma, huge, in a young boy

Staphyloma, huge, in a young boy OD

Severe corneal pathology with perforation may lead to staphyloma. It is prolapsed iris that is converted into cicatricial tissue at the point of perforation of the cornea. If the staphyloma should perforate, phthisis might result. Enucleation was perfomed on this patient's right eye.

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last updated: 02-08-2008
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