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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: Neuro-ophthalmology

Lateral tarsorraphy OS following trigeminal section for tic douloureux

lateral tarsorraphy OS following trigeminal section for tic douloureux

The patient was status posttrigeminal section for tic douloureux. This results in corneal anesthesia. The cornea demonstrates a tendency for epithelial breakdown. In some facilities, a prophylactic lateral tarsorraphy is performed by the consulting ophthalmologist as soon as the neurosurgeon completes his operation and before the patient is removed from the operating table. The photo was taken by Dr. Caccamise in 1977.

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last updated: 02-08-2008
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