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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: Cataract

Ragged von Graefe incision, secondary cataract (aftercataract), and pingueculae

ragged von Graefe incision, secondary cataract ( aftercataract ), and pingueculae

In spite of no sutures, this eye did survive its cataract operation. There are two definitions of " secondary Cataract" : 1.cataracta complicata/ complicated cataract - one that accompanies or follows another eye disease or systemic disease; 2. aftercataract/ Nachstar: one occurring in the remains of the lens or capsule after a cataract extraction.

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last updated: 02-08-2008
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