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.
The eye appears to have had a simple round pupil cataract extraction - the pupil is aphakic. However, when the patient looked down, the intact lens was seen resting on the floor of the vitreous chamber. There was no evidence of couching. The patient denied trauma to the eye - the commonest cause of luxation.
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