University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

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: Cataract

Subluxation of lens (A poor couching result)

Subluxation of lens (A poor couching result)

This recently couched right eye had a poor result. The mature senile corticonuclear cataract was subluxated - not luxated. It still lies partially within the pupil.The couch mark can be seen only vaguely because of the overlying hyperemia. It is in its usual position in the inferior temporal quadrant - 3 to 4 mms from the limbus at approximately 7 to 8 o'clock.

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last updated: 02-08-2008