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.
Trachoma with pannus crassus
Pannus means cloth and crassus means thick. Pannus crassus is a form of trachomatous pannus that is thick and succulent. It consists of a thick, superficial infiltration of the cornea by young, highly vascularized connective tissue, i.e, granulation tissue. It has sometimes been referred to as pannus carnosus (pannus cloth and carnosus fleshy). The photo offers a perfect example of this manifestation of trachoma.
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