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: Cornea

Marginal keratitis

marginal keratitis OD

The lesion at 4 to 5 o'clock is active as manifested by the hyperemia adjacent to the corresponding limbal area and the slit-lamp findings of an active keratitis. At 8 to 9 o'clock, there is scarring with an aborted attempt at producing a pseudopterygium. The scarring represents the residual of a similar marginal keratitis at that site. The lesion is inactive now.Recurrences are frequent with this disease, but each attack normally responds well to appropriate topical medication.

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last updated: 02-08-2008
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