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, both eyes. Blind, both eyes

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Hydrophthalmos is a primary congenital glaucoma that leads to enlargement of the eye as a result of increased pressure in a still-elastic young eye. Although the term buphthalmos is used synonymously with hydropthalmos, in India where there are so many cases of secondary glaucoma with marked enlargement of the cornea and eyeball itself, Dr. Caccamise would prefer to use buphthalmos for those cases of secondary glaucoma with eyeball/cornea enlargement in infants and young children.

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last updated: 02-08-2008