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.


Retinal Vessel Posterior Pole Retinal Vasculature Incontinentia Pigmenti Hyaloid Vessel 
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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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