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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.

Salzmann's nodular degeneration/dystrophy of the cornea

Salzmann's nodular degeneration/dystrophy of the cornea

This is a unilateral condition that occurs mainly in women. The lesions are superimposed on areas of old corneal injury, especially on the edge of an old pannus.

Salzmann's nodular degeneration/dystrophy of the corneaSalzmann's nodular degeneration/dystrophy- a 2nd case

The white nodules superimposed on an old scarred corneal area is typical of this condition. In addition, the patient is a female and the condition is unilateral- characteristics of this condition.

Contributor: Andrew Doan, MD, PhD, University of Iowa

Category: Cornea

Salzman's nodular degeneration

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last updated: 02-08-2008
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