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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.

Category: Cataract

Aftercataract: following a planned intracapsular cataract extraction in 1977

aftercataract: following a planned intracapsular cataract extraction in 1977

Occasionally a planned intracapsular extraction would develop into an extracapsular extraction. Every attempt would be made to remove as much lens material from the pupil area as was possible. In the photo a clear central area was obtained. This obviated a needling (discission) at a later date. In 1977, the surgeon - and the patient - did not have the convenience of the laser to treat a signicant pupil membrane.

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last updated: 02-08-2008
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