In industrial countries malformations like congenital anophthalmos
and microphthalmos are usually treated as soon as possible in the first few weeks after birth to avoid serious aesthetic problems in the future provoked by an underdeveloped bony orbit as the result of the missing eyeball in utero.
In the study, at least three of the six students who were congenitally blind because of bilateral congenital unilateral anophthalmos
had been educated at grade level in
New observations on midline defects: coincidence of anophthalmos
, microphthalmos and cryptophthalmos with hypothalamic disorders.
Six-month-old Jacob Nowak was diagnosed with Anophthalmos
- a rare condition which affects less than one in every 100,000 children.
Many listeners will fail to realise that Ryan is blind, having been born with microphthalmos -an undersized and undeveloped left eye, as well as anophthalmos
of the right eye -where the eyeball is missing altogether.
(6%) of the cases in which CFP was indicated is due to congenital anomalies like microphthalmos, anophthalmos
and in the cases of the Buphthalmos after the eye ball was removed surgically.