University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

EyeRounds Online Atlas of Ophthalmology

Contributor: William Charles Caccamise, Sr, MD, Retired Clinical 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

Coloboma of iris- congenital or surgical

coloboma of iris- ? congenital or surgical

The patient appeared with what appeared to be a large " complete " sector iridectomy inferiorly. Slight central and posterior subcapsular cataractous changes were evident - congenital. The patient had no memory of surgery. The shape and size of the coloboma and the normal shape of the cornea suggested that this was a surgical coloboma - not a developmental, congenital coloboma.

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last updated: 02-08-2008