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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

Trachoma: limbal arcade vs pannus

trachoma: limbal arcade vs pannus

The gray area at the superior limbus is an essential zone in deciding whether vessels in that area meet the requirement for being called part of a pannus. If the vessels are seen to loop back without entering the cornea beyond the gray zone, they are part of the normal limbal arcade and not part of a pannus. A pannus is young vascularized connective tissue (granulation tissue) growing into the cornea beyond the gray zone with its normal limbal arcade. There is also an aberrant lash in the upper lid that is part of the trachoma afflicting this eye.

trachoma: limbal arcade vs pannus

pannus crassus: a florid form of pannus in certain trachoma patients.

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last updated: 02-08-2008
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