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

Corectopia : eccentricity of the pupil

corectopia : eccentricity of the pupil

Corectopia is an eccentric location of the pupil. In the photo, the displacement followed an intracapsular cataract extraction. The peripheral iridectomy at 12:30 o'clock did not prevent the occurrence of this infrequent but well-recognized complication of cataract surgery. The peaking of the distorted pupil points to the area of angle pathology. Gonioscopy reveals anterior synechiae in that position. Fortunately, in spite of incarceration in the healed limbal incision, an actual prolapse of the iris did not develop.

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last updated: 02-08-2008
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