Microphthalmia

Microphthalmia, Anophthalmia and Coloboma

Microphthalmia is a disorder in which one or both eyes are abnormally small. Anophthalmia is the absence of one or both eyes. These rare disorders develop during pregnancy and can be associated with other problems.
Coloboma is a condition where some of the inside layers of the eye do not completely fuse when the eye is formed. Chorioretinal coloboma refers to coloboma of the retina and choroid. Iris coloboma causes the iris to appear keyhole-shaped. These conditions can affect one eye or both eyes (if the latter, these conditions can occur in any combination).

People involved

Mr. Yassir Abou-Rayyah
Prof. Jane Sowden
Dr. Annegret Dahlmann-Noor
Vijay Tailor
Konstantina Prapa
Anneka Tailor
Camilla Gabriel (ICH/GOSH)
Jane Hayward (ICH)