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: Cataract

Inaccurate von Graefe incision

inaccurate von Graefe incision OS

This is an example of a poorly executed von Graefe incision during a cataract operation OS. Since most surgeons are not ambidextrous, they frequently have more trouble with the left eye if they are righthanded.

inaccurate von Graefe incision OS

computer adjusted processing of the photo to permit better visualization of the iris - it appears that a complete iridectomy was performed during the extraction.

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last updated: 02-08-2008