University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

EyeRounds Online Atlas of Ophthalmology

Contributor: William Charles Caccamise, Sr, MD, Retired Clinical 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

Subluxated lens

subluxated lens

The lens is seen to be dislocated inferiorly. Its upper portion occupies the inferior third of the pupil. The lens itself is somewhat hazy. The upper half of the pupil is black - indicative of dislocation of the lens inferiorly. Acquired dislocations of the lens develop either as a result of trauma or spontaneously - frequently indicative of profound intraocular pathology. In village India, one had to think of a failed couching procedure.


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last updated: 02-08-2008
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