Busacca, Archimede

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Busacca,

Archimede, Italian physician, 1893–.
Busacca nodule - nodule that appears on the iris in the anterior mesodermal layers. Synonym(s): Busacca floccule
Busacca floccule - Synonym(s): Busacca nodule
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Small multifocal Koeppe nodules localized to the pupillary margin were present in 32 eyes (18.7%); both Koeppe and Busacca nodules were present in 4 eyes (2.4%) (Figure 3).
Ocular findings in 171 eyes of 161 patients at time of presentation Finding n (%) Keratic precipitates 168 (98.2%) Iris atrophy Heterochromia 47 (27.4%) Loss of iris crypts 41 (23.9%) Atrophy at the pupillary margin 80 (46.7%) Iris nodules Koeppe nodules 32 (18.7%) Koeppe ve Busacca nodules 4 (2.3%) Anterior chamber reaction [less than or equal to]+1 67 (39.2%) +1<x[less than or equal to]+2 15 (8.7%) Vitreous reaction [less than or equal to]+1 63 (36.8%) +1<x[less than or equal to]+2 52 (30.4%) +2<x[less than or equal to]+3 5 (2.9%) +4 (severe vitritis) 2 (1.2%) Lens opacity Posterior subcapsular opacity 82 (47.9%) Mature cataract 5 (2.9%) Nuclear opacity 2 (1.2%) Table 3.
In the chronic type of the disease, the granulomatous nodules of the iris and in the anterior chamber angle are sometimes seen (the so-called Koeppe and Busacca nodules).