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n.1.An unnatural smallness of the eyes, occurring as the result of disease or of imperfect development.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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I was born with microphthalmia, which means that my eyes did not develop properly during my mother's pregnancy.
The third group comprises pediatric and young-adult tumors, including microphthalmia transcription factor-family translocation-associated RCC and medullary carcinoma.
[7] Tumour cells may also label for MART-1 (melan-A/A103), tyrosinase, and microphthalmia transcription factor.
Genetic eye disease spans developmental eye defects such as structural globe anomalies (microphthalmia, anophthalmia, ocular coloboma), anterior segment dysgenesis (including aniridia and sclerocornea), congenital cataracts, primary congenital glaucoma, congenital nystagmus, optic nerve disorders (ranging from hypoplasia to morning glory disc anomaly), to later childhood and adult-onset disorders including corneal and retinal dystrophies, and hereditary optic neuropathies.
So, Early detection, surgery and follow-up visits have significant roles in the restoration of a child's vision in the case of congenital cataract with significant media opacity, otherwise amblyopia can be observed.2 Microphthalmia is defined as a globe with total axial length that is at least two standard deviations below the mean for age.3 Microphthalmia birth prevalence has been generally estimated to be 14 per 100,000 population.4 In infants it is essential to correct aphakia as soon as possible after removing cataract.
Microphthalmia is an eye disorder which affects the size of the eyeball while coloboma creates a hole in the retina, leading to a 'cat like' appearance.
The detailed scan showed a female fetus with moderate ventriculomegaly, absence of the cavum septum pellucidum, a dilated third ventricle (Figure 1), echogenic lenses (Figure 2), retrognathia (inferior mandibular angle <50[degrees]), hypotelorism (binocular distance at 5th percentile and inter-ocular distance at 50th percentile), and microphthalmia (ocular diameter <5th percentile) (Figure 2).
Scleral lenses are normally used to improve vision and reduce pain and light sensitivity for people suffering from a wide range of different disorders in the eye, such as severe dry eye syndrome , microphthalmia , keratoconus , corneal ectasia , Stevens--Johnson syndrome , SjE[micro]gren's syndrome , neurotrophic keratitis (aneasthetic corneas), complications post-LASIK, complications post-corneal transplant and pellucid degeneration , injuries to the eye such as surgical complications, distorted corneal implants, as well as chemical and burn injuries.
dose groups showed abnormalities such as skin hemorrhages, microphthalmia, limb deformities, hygromas, kyphosis, curved and short tail and fluid filled abdominal cysts.
* Selected congenital eye anomalies: microphthalmia or anophthalmia; coloboma; cataract; intraocular calcifications; chorioretinal anomalies involving the macula (e.g., chorioretinal atrophy and scarring, macular pallor, and gross pigmentary mottling), excluding retinopathy of prematurity; optic nerve atrophy, pallor, and other optic nerve abnormalities.
Microphthalmia may be described as syndromic or non-syndromic (isolated) as the affected animals may also have other eye abnormalities, including cataracts, narrowed palpebral fissure and micro-cornea.