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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

Macula of the cornea vs nebula and leukoma

macula of the cornea vs nebula and leukoma

The three words - all from the Latin - nebula, macula, and leukoma are the words used to describe the appearance of a corneal scar. Nebula (fog or mist) describes a hard-to-see corneal scar - one where slit-lamp detection is required. Macula (stain or spot) is typified by the scar in the photo. It can be seen with proper illumination. Leucoma (white) is a white scar that is easily seen just by looking at the eye.

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last updated: 02-08-2008
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