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 shrunken Morgagnian cataract has slipped into the anterior chamber

cataract- a shrunken Morgagnian cataract has slipped into the anterior chamber

Although all of the liquefied cortex has escaped from the Morgagnian cataract and only the nucleus with its encasing capsule remains, this eye demonstrated no signs of a phacolytic reaction. The nucleus was removed through a limbal incision by means of a loop extraction. Refer to this Atlas for the other photo with a free shrunken Morgagnian cataract nucleus in the anterior chamber. In that case there is some turbidity in the anterior chamber.

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last updated: 02-08-2008
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