Microphthalmia and Anophthalmia, Mouse and Rat
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.
SynonymsOcular retardation colobomatous microphthalmia cystic microphthalmia
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