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: External Disease
Allergic corneal reaction
The photo presents an unusual corneal reaction in a case of allergic keratoconjunctivitis. The edematous epithelium involves the limbal arcade zone circumferentially for its 360 degrees but does not extend beyond its corneal border. There was complete clearing of this allergic response of the eye through the use of topical steroids.
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