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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: Pediatrics

Posterior lens capsule remnants following needling of traumatic cataract

posterior lens capsule remnants following needling of traumatic cataract os

This photograph shows the posterior capsule remnants with an excellent opening after the successful needling of the young patient's traumatic cataract. The slightly scarred limbal area at approximately 4:30 represents the point of needle entry. Needling was done only on: 1.soft cataracts of the young - those cataracts that were considered to be absorbable - except for the lens capsule - by the aqueous. 2. pupil obstructing membranes that could be opened through needling/discission.

posterior lens capsule remnants following needling of traumatic cataract os



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last updated: 02-08-2008
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