Cryptophthalmos is a rare congenital anomaly in which the skin is continuous over the eyeball with absence of eyelids. It is classified into three types: complete, incomplete and abortive. Failure of eyelid separation can be associated with maldevelopment of the underlying cornea and microphthalmia. Cryptophthalmos usually occurs on both sides and...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: krip′tof-thal′mŭs, -thal′mē-ă Definitions: 1. Congenital absence of eyelids, with the skin passing continuously from the forehead onto the cheek over a rudimentary eye.
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