University of Iowa Health Care

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: Cataract

Phacoemulsification in its relatively early years - 1977

phacemulsification in its relatively early years - 1977

The patient developed a steroid postertior subcapsular cataract following a renal transplantation operation. Although phacoemulsification had not yet replaced intracapsular surgery, it was gaining in popularity when the eye in the photo had surgery by phacoemulsification in 1977. However, intraocular lenses were not used even to a limited degree until 1980.

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last updated: 02-08-2008
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