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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

Coronary cataract / cataracta coronaria

coronary cataract / cataracta coronaria

The patient was a 23-year-old Indian female. According to Sautter in Velhagen's Der Augenarzt, the coronary cataract is classified under juvenile cataracts. It develops during puberty and after the age of 20 years it can be found in a significant percentage of the population.The cerulean cataract and the coronary cataract have similarities.

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last updated: 02-08-2008
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