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: Glaucoma / Iris
Hydrops with hydrophthalmos, right eye
The patient is a young boy from Bihar, India. Hydrophthalmos (primary congenital glaucoma) occurs more frequently in males (60-70%) and is bilateral in 60-88 percent of cases. The second eye must be checked carefully for glaucoma even though it appears grossly normal. In the photo hydrops of the central cornea of OD is evident.Ruptures of Descemet's membrane (Haab's striae) are conducive to corneal edema.
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