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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

The ancient art of couching

the ancient art of couching

This recently couched eye shows vividly the fresh couch mark at 4 to 5 o'clock in the inferior temporal quadrant of the left eye about 2 to 3 mms from the limbus.. The luxated lens was seen with the ophthalmoscope when the patient looked far down.

See related: Subluxated Lens


On the Indian operation of couching for cataract, British Medical Journal 1917;1(2932):335-335, PMDIC 2348323

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last updated: 02-08-2008
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