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

Congenital cataract in the membranous cataract stage

congenital cataract in the membranous cataract stage

This photo was taken by Dr. Caccamise in 1967. The patient was an adult Caucasian who had no history of eye surgery. Under full mydriasis, this membranous cataract was found. It demonstrates the degree of self-absorption that a cataract can undergo without surgery. Refer to the discussion that accompanies the other membranous cataract photo in this Atlas.

congenital cataract in the membranous cataract stage

a similar membranous cataract in India. Refer to its discussion that will be found with the photo.

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last updated: 02-08-2008