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.
Hypoplasia of the iris
Complete absence of the iris is extremely rare. In a patient who is said to have aniridia, gonioscopy usually will reveal a rudimentary iris. In this child a hypoplastic iris was evident without resorting to gonioscopy. Circumferentially, there was considerable variation in hypoplastic width.
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