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
Florid follicular formation in acute trachoma
This is classic florid follicular conjunctivitis in acute trachoma. Giemsa staining of conjunctival scrapings were positive for Halberstaedter-Prowazek intracytoplasmic inclusion bodies. In non-endemic areas for trachoma, the more likely diagnosis would be acute allergic follicular conjunctivitis.
see also: Herbert's pits
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