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: Cataract

Atrophia bulbi

atrophia bulbi

This eye demonstrates the results of longstanding intraocular pathology, e.g. chronic uveitis and retinal detachment. Careful inspection of the photo reveals: hypermature cataracta complicata posterior synechiae extensive neovascularization of the iris and of the pupillary area and the pathognomonic sign of atrophy of the eye - the scleral indentation at 12:30 o'clock.

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last updated: 02-08-2008