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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

Intumescent traumatic cataract with ectropion uveae from 11 to 7 o'clock

intumescent traumatic cataract with ectropion uveae from 11 to 7 o'clock

This is the epitome of an intumescent cataract - mother of pearl appearance with sectorial markings.This eye has reacted to iris surface changes by forming an extensive ectropion uveae. In addition, a sheet of the ectropic pigment has torn loose from its iris attachment - schisis of the ectropic pigment epithelium that ha been pulled over the pupil margin onto the anterior surface of the iris. Slit-lamp examination reveals neovascularization of the anterior iris surface - one explanation for the production of the ectropion uveae.

intumescent traumatic cataract with ectropion uveae from 11 to 7 o'clock


intumescent traumatic cataract with ectropion uveae from 11 to 7 o'clock


intumescent traumatic cataract with ectropion uveae from 11 to 7 o'clock





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last updated: 02-08-2008
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