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Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

EyeRounds Online Atlas of Ophthalmology

Contributor: William Charles Caccamise, Sr, MD, Retired Clinical 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: Oculoplastics

Cutis laxa/dermatochalasis palpebrae

cutis laxa/dermatochalasis palpebrae

With age with or without dissipation, the lids all too frequently manifest the changes evident in this photograph, i.e. laxity and redundancy. The interference with vision by overhanging folds is a frequent reason for oculoplastic repair. Many ophthalmologists use cutis laxa/ dermatochalasis/ blepharochalasis interchangeably. However some pathologists, e.g. Yanoff and Fine, use a more restrictive definition of blepharochalasis: " an uncommon condition characterized by permanent changes in the eyelids after recurrent and unpredictable attacks of edema, generally in individuals under 20 years of age".

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last updated: 02-08-2008
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