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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/ lamellar cataract in India: computer enhanced

zonular/ lamellar cataract in India: computer enhancedzonular/ lamellar cataract in India: computer enhanced

Very frequently heavily pigmented eyes (dark brown) will give very poor photographic results. These two photos confirm this contention. The original photo provides a very vague view of its perfect zonular/ lamellar cataract. Although the photographic quality of the original photo has been corrupted, the visibility of its pertinent component has been enhanced.

In heavily brown pigmented eyes, it is very difficult for certain lesions to be fully appreciated. Computer manipulation frequently will improve matters.


zonular/ lamellar cataract in India: computer enhanced


zonular/ lamellar cataract in India: computer enhanced





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last updated: 02-08-2008