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Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Multiple meibomian infarcts

Contributor: William Charles Caccamise, Sr, MD, Retired Clinical 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.

multiple meibomian infarcts

Inspissated meibomian gland material in the superior tarsus (infarcts of meibomian glands). A freely floating particle is seen at the corneal limbus at 7 o'clock.

No treatment is required unless infarcts break through conjunctiva and produce symptoms of a foreign body.

Superior tarsus, multiple meibomian infarcts, both eyes

multiple meibomian infarcts - superior tarsus OU

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last updated: 02-08-2008