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: Trauma

Traumatic intumescent cataract with posterior synechia

traumatic intumescent cataract with posterior synechia

The trauma produced this intumescent cataract. Traumatic iridocyclitis led to formation of synchiae. Medical dilation of the pupil freed the synechial formations except that remaining at 3 o'clock. The pigment clumps still attached to the anterior capsule of the lens represent the sites of broken synechiae.

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last updated: 02-08-2008
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