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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: Cornea

Tattooed leukomatous cornea in an eye that is going into phthisis bulbi following unsuccessful cataract surgery

tattooed leukomatous cornea in an eye that is going into phthisis bulbi following unsuccessful cataract surgery

The india ink used in tattooing the leukoma of this cornea has faded in certain spots. The eye is beginning to shrink - phthisis bulbi following an unfortunate reaction to cataract surgery. The tattooing was done to hide the disfigurement resulting from the white scars on the cornea. Reference: the other tattooing photos in this Atlas.





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last updated: 02-08-2008
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