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.
The photograph shows a cataract that is just on the verge of becoming a Morgagnian hypermature cataract. Notice the several white dots scattered anteriorly - a sign that the Morgagnian stage is impending. The cataract is not quite in the Morgagnian stage: the cortex has not been completely liquefied - there is no " sac of milk " in which the nucleus is floating freely; and there are still some markings in the remaining cortex.
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