Rare and Unusual Cases
VICTOR BERGAMASCO, MBBS
This image shows keratoglobus and a total
fibrotic cataract in a 45-year-old woman
with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome who underwent
uneventful extracapsular cataract extraction
followed a few months later by limbus-to-limbus
MARCELO MESQUITA MAIA, MD
This is a photograph of an interesting and
unusual type of cortical cataract.
ALEXANDER MARTÍNEZ RUA, MD
The image in this photograph is of necrotizing
fasciitis in a patient with acute lymphoid
Interesting and Artistic Images
MANAS NATH, MBBS, DO,
Ring of Pearls
This slit-lamp retroillumination image shows
proliferation of Elschnig pearls at the margin of
an Nd:YAG laser posterior capsulotomy opening.
The posterior capsulotomy was performed more
than 2 years prior to presentation.
CELSO DE SOUZA DIAS JÚNIOR, MD
An Encounter With Semicircles
This image of fluorescein semicircles in a
nonglaucomatous eye was taken during
Goldmann applanation tonometry.
ADNAN BERKAY KISAKÜREK, MD
Conjunctival Squamous Papilloma
A 45-year-old man presented with a mass on
the inferior eyelid of his right eye. He reported
experiencing foreign body sensation in the eye as
well as irritation and itching.
CLAUDIO TRINDADE, MD, PHD
Neovascularization After Corneal Ring Segments
This image was captured with a slit lamp using
open-slit illumination and diffuse background
illumination; a 35-year-old patient with
keratoconus presented with a complex web
of neovascularization around an intrastromal
corneal ring segment 7 years after ring
segment implantation. White deposits along
the intrastromal tunnel caused visual and
ROBERTO JULE, MD
An image of a cataract fragment in the posterior
pole after posterior capsular rupture during
RICARDO STOCK, MD
A photograph of iris pigment attached to an Artisan
Phakic IOL (Ophtec) after uneventful surgery.
CAROLINA MENDOZA, MD
A Prolapsed Self-Sealing Iris
This image of the right eye of a 29-year-old woman with a history of
penetrating corneal laceration shows a corneal and scleral laceration
with prolapsed iris sealing the corneal injury, which kept the anterior
KUNAL ASHOK MANDLIK, MBBS, MS, FAEH(CORNEA)
This is an image of the eye of a patient with a history of trauma who
presented with a lens extrusion in the subconjunctival space through a
LEKSEJ MEDIC, MD
Traumatic Cataract With Total Iridodyalisis
An image of a patient with a traumatic cataract with subtotal iridodialysis
caused by a penetrating injury of the cornea and sclera.
GRAND PRIZE WINNER | JOCELYN RIVERA, MD
This image shows a dense cerulean cataract in a 28-year-old woman with
high myopia who presented with a 1-year history of progressive visual loss
in her left eye.
MICHAEL RIZEN, MD
Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
This is a photo of a patient who received iris implants in South America
and presented with uveitis. Removal of the implants was recommended
to prevent long-term complications of glaucoma and corneal
GABRIEL CASTILHO SANDOVAL BARBOSA, MD
This is a photograph of a remnant of the tunica vasculosa lentis that
appears as star-shaped brown pigments in the anterior lens capsule.