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.
Iris prolapse following intracapsular cataract surgery without sutures
Intracapsular cataract surgery without sutures all too often presented this complication postoperatively. The treatment was excision of the prolapsed iris followed by tight closure of the wound. Frequently, air was injected into the anterior chamber during and following the repair in order to protect the vitreous face and to discourage loss of vitreous during the procedure.
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