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: Cornea

Ulcus serpens / hypopyon ulcer / abscess of cornea

Ulcus serpens/hypopyon ulcer/abscess of cornea

This type of ulcus serpens often developed as the smallpox patient appeared to be on the road to recovery. Not the smallpox virus but a secondary bacterial invader - frequently the pneumococcus bacterium - had taken advantage of a break in the corneal surface due to keratitis e lagopthalmo.

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last updated: 02-08-2008
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