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.
Potential descemetocele in vitamin A deficienct with xerophthalmia
The corneal pathology evident in this photo is the result of vitamin A deficiency> The dark spot is Descemet's membrane with a potential for a descemetocele.The area around it is typically found with a descemetocele.
the dark spot represents Descemet's membrane which has the potential for descemetocele formation.
This descemetocele is accompanied by the typical white ring that frequently accompanies a descemetocele.
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