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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

Dystrophia myotonica with cataracta complicata

dystrophia myotonica with cataracta complicata

This 40-year-old male patient with dystrophia myotonica was followed for several years as he progressively deteriorated. Initially his cataracts consisted of iridescent dots in the anterior and posterior cortex. At the time of the photograph the cataracta complicata had progressed to a partially intumescent stage. Dystrophia myotonica is also known as Steinert's disease.

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last updated: 02-08-2008
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