Congenital Retinal Fold (Ablatio Falciformis Congenita)

  • C. E. van Nouhuys
Part of the Monographs in Opthalmology 5 book series (MIOP, volume 5)


The term congenital retinal fold (ablatio falciformis congenita) refers to an allegedly congenital malformation which is characterized by the presence of a raised retinal fold extending radially from the posterior pole to the fundus periphery. Since the end of the 19th century this condition has been the subject of a considerable number of ophthalmological publications. Of several hypotheses on its pathogenesis, that advanced by Ida Mann (1935) is the most widely known.


Retina Peri Dition Fluorescein Cataract 


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© Dr W. Junk bv Publishers, The Hague, The Netherlands 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. E. van Nouhuys
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  1. 1.Afdeling OogheelkundeCanisius-Wilhelmina ZiekenhuisNijmegenThe Netherlands

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