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: Systemic Disorders
Smallpox: total blindness resulting from phthisis bulbi OU due to perforating hypopyon ulcers during smallpox attack.
One of the greatest accomplishments in the history of medicine if not mankind was the elimination of smallpox from the face of the earth. This was an accomplishment not of ophthalmologists' but of public health physicians' and their associates'. When one has examined hundreds and hundreds of patients blind from smallpox, it is beyond belief that that disease has been absolutely eliminated. The photo demonstrates the prototypical patient irreparably blinded by smallpox.
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