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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: Systemic Disorders

Vitamin A deficiency: temporal Bitot's spot

vitamin A deficiency: temporal Bitot's spot

During the Eye Clinic conducted periodically from 1951 through 1968, Dr. Caccamise examined hundreds of patients with Bitot's spots. These spots can develop temporally alone or temporally and nasally simultaneously but with the temporal spot always dominant. However, Dr. Caccamise has never seen a Bitot's spot develop nasally alone.

vitamin A deficiency: temporal Bitot's spot

A nasal Bitot's spot. The temporal spot is hidden from view.

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last updated: 02-08-2008
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