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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: Cornea

The facies of phylctenular keratoconjunctivitis

the facies of PKC

This young girl presents the classic " facies of PKC (phylctenular keratoconjunctivitis)".

A phylctenule is a small red nodule of lymphoid cells, with an ulcerated apex.It can occur at the limbus or on the bulbar conjunctiva. There is a difference between photophobia and dazzling. Photophobia is the unpleasant reaction to a normal amount of light. Dazzling is the reaction to an excessive amount of light.

the facies of PKC

the facies of PKC

the facies of PKC

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last updated: 02-08-2008
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