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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: Cornea

Fatty and calcareous degeneration of the cornea

fatty and calcareous degeneration of the cornea

Reference: Thiel's Atlas der Augenkrankheiten, 6th edition, figures 552 and 553. The photo shows fatty and calcareous degeneration of the cornea.This generally occurs in longstanding scars in an atrophic eye.The black spots in the scar in the photo are due to the mascara of rural India, i.e. " kohl ".

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last updated: 02-08-2008
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