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: Cataract

A mature cataract that is entering the hypermature stage

cataract: a mature cataract that is entering the hypermature stage

This type of advanced senile cataract is the exception now in the USA. Notice the white, anterior subcapsular dots that are usually indicative of an advanced stage in cataract development. This patient was not willing to have cataract surgery until her vision with both eyes open was inadequate for her purposes.

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last updated: 02-08-2008