EyeRounds Online Atlas of Ophthalmology
Contributor: William Charles Caccamise, Sr, MD, Retired Clinical 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: External Disease
Nodular scleritis with keratitis
This is a classic case of nodular scleritis with vascularized sclerosing keratitis. There can be serious ocular sequelae from repeated attacks of this disease, e.g.iridocyclitis, staphyloma of the sclera, and interstitial keratitis.Possible etiological factors are: rheumatoid arthritis/other collagen disease in less than 25% of cases (USA). In India, look for: tuberculosis, lues, leprosy, gout, and so forth. Frequently, no specific cause is found.
Also see more recent entry: Nodular Anterior Scleritis
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