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: External Disease
Ocular pemphigoid / cicatricial conjunctivitis / benign mucosal pemphigoid: a chronic disease that produces adhesions and progressive cicatrization and shrinkage of the conjunctiva.
Ocular pemphigoid with entropion and trichiasis
Ocular pemphigoid is also known as essential shrinkage of the conjunctiva. In the photo there is slight entropion of the lower lid with trichiasis. This is a result of cicatrization of the conjunctiva.
Essential shrinkage of the conjunctiva
Ocular pemphigoid is manifested in this photo by symblepharon formation.
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