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Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

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: External Disease

Temporal and nasal pterygia

temporal and nasal pterygia

A pterygium is more commonly located nasally. However, it can also be located temporally. At the Holy Family Eye Clinic cases were seen in which the pterygia mutually grew until they met in the center of the cornea.The word pterygium comes from the Greek word meaning insect's wing. The veining of the pterygium suggested such an appearance.

temporal and nasal pterygia

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last updated: 02-08-2008
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