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: Cornea

Staphyloma: huge anterior scleral staphyloma

Staphyloma: huge anterior scleral staphyloma

Notice that the staphyloma does not involve the scarred cornea of the left eye. The huge staphyloma involves the anterior sclera. It is extremely difficult clinicallt to distinguish between a ciliary staphyloma and an intercalary staphyloma. Frequently, only pathologic study will lead to the absolutely correct diagnosis.

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last updated: 02-08-2008
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