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: External Disease

Vitamin A deficiency with xerophthalmia and symblepharon formation

Vitamin A deficiency with xerophthalmia and symblepharon formation

This is a horrendous example of vitamin A deficiency's devastating effect on the eye. Symbleparon formation is seen in the upper lid as virtually complete adhesion to the eyeball. Adhesions between the eyeball and lid involving the inferior fornix are especially evident - especially manifested in the prominent cicatricial band that extends fom the fornix to the eyeball.

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last updated: 02-08-2008
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