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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

Pigmented nevus of iris

pigmented nevus of iris

" An iris nevus results from an increased number of atypical but benign-appearing melanocytes, i.e., nevus cells with variable pigmentation. An iris nevus has a low malignant potential." - from Yanoff and Fine, Ocular Pathology p. 649, edition 1975.

pigmented nevus of iris

The pigmented lesion located on the pars pupillaris of the iris at 8 o'clock should be watched for any change.

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last updated: 02-08-2008
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