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

Aphakic bullous keratopathy

aphakic bullous keratopathy

Following intracapsular cataract surgery with vitreous loss, this eye struggled with bullous keratopathy. The photo shows a huge ruptured bulla involving the cornea superiorly.The light reflex lies in the inferior bed of the ruptured bulla. The edge of the bulla can be seen superiorly from 11:00 o'clock to 1:00 o'clock. This was a major complication of cataract surgery in 1965 when this photo was taken. The loss of vitreous was a dreaded subject since the approach to its loss was extremely primitive compared to the wonderful techniques now employed by vitreous surgeons.

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last updated: 02-08-2008