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.
Dendritic keratitis: after being scrubbed with ether on a Q-tip
The photo was taken in 1965: Standard treatment was to have the patient sit at the slit-lamp. Anesthetic drops were instilled. A Q-tip was dipped into a can of ether. The dendritic ulcer stained with fluorescein was then scrubbed from the cornea. All easily removed epithelium was rubbed off in the process. There was no damage to Bowman's membrane.
The dendritic ulcer that was prepared for ether cauterization.
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