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: Glaucoma / Iris

Hydrophthalmos, left eye

hydrophthalmos OS

Since the Kurji Holy Family Hospital Eye Clinic attracted patients from far and wide including all of India and the Himalayan kingdoms, there was a daily flow of extreme and exotic eye pathology. In the photo, the young Indian boy has marked megalocornea/megalophthalmos from his primary congenital glaucoma, i.e. hydrophthalmos. In such patients, careful evaluation of the grossly normal appearing eye must be carried out.

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last updated: 02-08-2008