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

Coloboma of iris: the bridge variety

coloboma of iris: the bridge variety

The pyriform shape of the microcornea together with its pointing in the direction of the fetal fissure indicates that a coloboma of the iris is present. The coloboma is in a special category, i.e. the bridge coloboma. Through computer manipulation, an attempt has been made to make visible the thin bridge of iris tissue that crosses the coloboma gap to complete the pupil in that area. One must look very carefully to see this bridge. Of course, with the slit-lamp it is readily visible.

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last updated: 02-08-2008
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