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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: Cornea

Hypopyon ulcer / Ulcus serpens with hypopyon

hypopyon ulcer / ulcus serpens with hypopyon

In the past, smallpox was frequently accompanied by an hypopyon ulcer and all of that ulcer's horrendous complications. Now that smallpox has been virtually eliminated, trauma to the cornea with disruption of its epithelium is the commonest cause. The pneumoccocal organism is the most frequent causative invader. However, the diplobacillus of Morax-Axenfeld and the streptococcus bacillus can play a significant role in some cases.

hypopyon ulcer / ulcus serpens with hypopyon

hypopyon ulcer / ulcus serpens with hypopyon

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last updated: 02-08-2008
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