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: Systemic Disorders



India is rife with hepatitis. Because of heavy skin pigmentation, jaundice of the skin may not be evident. Jaundice of the eyes frequently is the first clinical evidence of hepatitis. Bilirubin salts are deposited diffusely in the conjunctiva and episclera. The sclera is not involved unless the jaundice is severe. The photo shows icterus/jaundice.

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last updated: 02-08-2008
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