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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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Salem et al., "Posterior microphthalmia and nanophthalmia in Tunisia caused by a founder c.1059_1066insC mutation of the PRSS56 gene," Gene, vol.
Causes of retinal detachment included retinoblastoma in 4 eyes, FEVR in two eyes, neonatal meningitis in two eyes, Coats' disease in one eye, familial retinal arterial macroaneurysm (FRAM) in one eye [39,40], Marfan syndrome in one eye, Stickler syndrome in one eye, Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) with Coats-like disease in one eye, and nanophthalmia in one eye.