Eye and Ear pp 125-132 | Cite as

Microphthalmia and Anophthalmia, Mouse and Rat

  • Cynthia S. Cook
Part of the Monographs on Pathology of Laboratory Animals book series (LABORATORY)


The microphthalmic eye appears grossly smaller than normal. The palpebral fissure will usually be proportionally reduced in size (Fig. 102). In addition, the globe may be deeply recessed into the orbit, making examination difficult. Microphthalmia is often accompanied by corneal and/or lens opacities, which may be grossly apparent.


Ocular retardation colobomatous microphthalmia cystic microphthalmia 


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