University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

EyeRounds Online Atlas of Ophthalmology

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.

Category: Cataract

Pigmented persistent pupillary membrane with congenital cataract

pigmented persistent pupillary membrane with congenital cataract OD

This child was born with the pathology evident in this photograph - a white pupil with pigmented strands of persistent pupillary membrane. There was no history of maternal health problems during the pregnancy. The family history was negative for congenital eye problems. Please note the fine quality of the lashes and the fine quality of the skin - both characteristics of a healthy young patient.

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last updated: 02-08-2008
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