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: Cataract

Zonular cataract/ lamellar cataract

zonular cataract/ lamellar cataract

The cataract in this photo is so faint that it can be made vaguely apparent only by computer manipulation. The pupil has been dilated. With the pupil undilated, the zonular cataract always fills the entire pupil. In the photo, careful inspection will reveal a pupil area between the edge of the cataract and the iris ruff.

zonular cataract/ lamellar cataract

a denser zonular/ lamellar cataract that is easily seen - with the pupil dilated, the entire cataract can be seen..

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last updated: 02-08-2008