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.
Amaurotic cat's eye - retinoblastoma
This young Indian patient demonstrates a phenomenon first recognized by Georg Beer, Austrian ophthalmologist, 1763- 1821, i.e. the amaurotic cat's eye - amaurotic because it is blind and cat's eye because it shines like a cat's eye in the dark. It is an ominous finding in advanced retinoblastoma.
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