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

Post-op phthisis bulbi

cataract: Post-0p phthisis bulbi

All cataract surgeons must be prepared for potential catastrophic results following their surgery. The photo is of such a result. The ophthalmologist was a highly skilled, highly experienced and high-volumed cataract surgeon. The eye in the photo is chronically irritable, sightless, and shrinking. A scleral sulcus is forming along the inferior rectus muscle - a telltale indication of phthisis bulbi. Enucleation was advised.

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last updated: 02-08-2008