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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: Pathology

Melanosis oculi

melanosis oculi OS

Melanosis bulbi or melanosis oculi has maplike pigment areas in the sclera. These pigmented areas do not reach the limbus. The iris is usually heavily pigmented with melanosis bulbi/melanosis oculi. 90% of the cases are unilateral.Usually the function of the eye remains normal. Occasionally a malignant change may occur.

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last updated: 02-08-2008
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