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: Trauma

Burns of lid margin and superficial cornea

burns of lid margin and superficial cornea

This type of superficial burn injury usually responds to conservative treatment with cycloplegics, debridement as indicated,antibiotic drops and ointment, and adequate pain control. Scarring is usually minimal as long as Bowman's membrane has not been damaged. Cycloplegia is absolutely essential to control pain from iris reaction to light and to prevent iridocyclitis.

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last updated: 02-08-2008
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