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: Pediatrics

Congenital Iris Coloboma in a cache

coloboma-congenital-of iris in a cache

Coloboma of the iris is frequently bilateral. The pyriform shape of the cornea is a usual accompaniment of the uveal defect. The pear-shape points to the fetal fissure, i.e. inferonasally. The 3rd photo suggests a surgical iridectomy - in spite of a denial of surgery - because these features of a congenital coloboma are missing.

coloboma-congenital-of iris in a cache

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last updated: 02-08-2008