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

Congenital posterior polar cataract

cataract - congenital posterior polar cataract

The photo shows a classic congenital posterior polar cataract. It is a stationary cataract which is not to be confused with a posterior subcapsular cataract which is progressive and interfers with vision long before the rest of the lens has become cataractous. The posterior polar cataract is rarer than the anterior polar cataract.

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last updated: 02-08-2008
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