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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: Systemic Disorders

Vitamin A deficiency and its ocular manifestations

Vitamin A deficiency and its ocular manifestations

Photograph #1 demonstrates a classic Bitot's spot. The remaining photographs demonstrate other ocular manifestations of vitamin A deficiency.
The Blog site also contains a document pertaing to vitamin A deficiency itself. All photographs were taken by Dr. Caccamise while he was Eye Surgeon-in-Charge of the Kurji (Patna,Bihar,India) Holy Family Hospital Eye Clinic periodically from 1951 through 1968. All patients were under his direct care.

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last updated: 02-08-2008
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