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.
Vascularized staphlyoma of the cornea - the result of a smallpox attack
Smallpox was a leading cause of blindness until the disease was eliminated. This type of vascularized leucomatous staphyloma was one of the causes of smallpox blindness. Such patients were examined daily by Dr. Caccamise in the Eye Clinic.
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