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: Cornea

Total symblepharon, both eyes

total symblepharon OU

The cause of the total symblepharon in this patient - the history was very vague. Possible causes: lye thrown in patient's eyes over a land dispute or spontaneous perforation of both corneas by ulcus serpens/hypopyon ulcer. In the latter case, the patient would be lying in a stuporous state with both eyes closed for several days. The lids would become attached to the cornea and bulbar conjunctiva of each eye.

total symblepharon OU

total symblepharon OU

total symblepharon OU

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last updated: 02-08-2008
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