Microphthalmia: An abnormally small eye, a congenital malformation (birth defect) of the globe. The related term 'anophthalmia' means no eye and refers to absence of the globe and ocular tissue from the orbit. Microphthalmia may involve one or both eyes. It may occur in isolation with no associated malformations or it may be part of a multiple cong
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Synonym for microphthalmy ... An unnatural smallness of the eyes, occurring as the result of disease or of imperfect development. ... Origin: Micro- + Gr. Eye. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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• (n.) Alt. of Microphthalmy
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(from the article `malformation`) Cyclopian malformations with a single median eye occur rarely in man and other animals. More frequent anomalies are anophthalmia (absence of eyes) ...
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Microphthalmia also referred to as microphthalmos, nanophthalmia or nanophthalmos, is a developmental disorder of the eye that literally means small eye (micros = small; ophthalmos = eye). One (Unilateral Microphthalmia) or both (Bilateral Microphthalmia) eyes may be involved ==Presentation== The presence of a small eye within the orbit can be a n
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A disorder of the eye that occurs in approximately 1 out of every 10,000 live births. In microphthalmia, the eye began to develop in the fetus but stopped. This would leave the child with small eyes. Some cases are mild and often go unnoticed. However, the majority of cases are obvious. If a child has severe microphthalmia, it is the same as anoph.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: mī′krof-thal′mē-ă Synonyms: microphthalmos
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