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: Glaucoma / Iris

Hydrophthalmus, left eye

hydrophthalmus OS

The differential is between megalocornea and hydrophthalmus. Corneal disturbances other than an increased corneal diameter may or not be present with hydrophthalmus. In hydrophthalmus there is an elevated intraocular pressure. In megalocornea, a corneal diameter over 13 mm is the positive finding.Since hydrophthalmus is usually bilateral, the smaller eye must be evaluated carefully for glaucoma.

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last updated: 02-08-2008