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: External Disease
The photo shows an unusually large pinguecula involving the nasal bulbar conjunctiva. Although it appears to consist of fat, it actually consists of conjunctival tissue involved with elastic tissue degeneration. Histologically, it is similar to a pterygium without corneal involvement.
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