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: External Disease

Dacryocystorhinostomy, sutures visible os

dacryocystorhinostomy-sutures visible os

Classic chronic dacryocystitis patient in the Kurji Eye Clinic population, i.e. female and over 40. It has been postulated by some that menopausal mucosal changes in the already narrower nasolacrimal canal further jeopardizes its patency in the female patient. The suture line is evident at the site of the dacryocystorhinostomy. In spite of the carpentry nature of the operation, there is usually minimal post-op reaction.

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last updated: 02-08-2008
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