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Contributor: William Charles Caccamise, Sr, MD, Retired Clinical 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: External Disease

Osteomyelitis fistula of frontal bone (related to sinusitis)

note adherence of skin of upperlid producing an ectropion with epidermalization of the exposed palpebral conjunctiva

osteomyelitis fistula of frontal bone ( related to sinusitis ) with adherenco of skin of upperlid producing an ectropion with epidermalization of the exposed palpebral conjunctiva

The skin of the upper lid became adherent to a fistulous area caused by osteomyelitis involving the frontal bone just beneath the brow. The underlying etiology was purulent frontal sinusitis. Chronic exposure of the palpebral conjunctiva resulted in squamous metaplasia or epidermalization/tylosis of the conjunctiva. (It should be pointed out that ocular photography for detail is extremely difficult in heavily pigmented patients.)





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last updated: 02-08-2008
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