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.
Endogenous suppurative iritis
Hypopyon is the accumulation of pus in the anterior chamber. Its appearance is influenced by gravity and the position of the patient and his eye. No external entrance point, e.g. surgical incisions or penetrations due to injury, were evident. This ruled out an exogenous iritis as a cause of the hypopyon. In this case, the diagnosis would seem to be " endogenous suppurative iritis " with its several etiological possibilities. Reference: Thiel's Atlas der Augenkrankheiten, 6th edition, figures 781-784.
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