University of Iowa Health Care

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

Trachoma with extensive superior tarsal conjunctival scarring

trachoma with extensive superior tarsal conjunctival scarring

This is a classic example of trachomatous scarring. There is a suggestion of an incipient Arlt's line.
A previous Atlas photo shows a perfect Arlt's line-a horizontal linear white scar running parallel to the lid margin and a few mms from the margin. The black area in this photo is due to "kohl"-the lid liner of many Indian patients.

trachoma with extensive superior tarsal conjunctival scarring

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last updated: 02-08-2008
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