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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

Postop prolapse of iris

postop prolapse of iris

Following cataract surgery in the pre-Kelman era, prolase of the iris usually occurred within 48 hours. However, there were cases that occurred up to 2 weeks postop. Except for minute asymptomatic prolapses, immediate surgical repair was indicted. Marked irritation surrounding the prolapsed iris in the photograph could presage increased inflammatory problems in that eye. The other eye must be watched for the remote possibility of sympathetic ophthalmia.

postop prolapse of iris

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last updated: 02-08-2008