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

Posterior polar cataract

posterior polar cataract

" A posterior polar cataract, rare than itsanterior counterpart, appears similar clinically and histologically to the acquired posterior subcapsular cataract. The cataract usually is stationary. " from Yanoff and Fine, Ocular Pathology, p. 357. There are few examples of this cataract in this Atlas. There are several examples of anterior polar cataract. The posterior location of the cataract in the photo was confirmed by slit-lamp examination.

posterior polar cataract

another posterior polar cataract

posterior polar cataract

posterior polar cataract

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last updated: 02-08-2008
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