morning glory syndrome

mor·ning glo·ry syn·drome

[MIM*120330]
a funnel-shaped hypoplastic optic nerve with a dot of white tissue at its center; surrounded by an elevated anulus of chorioretinal pigment.
A rare, usually unilateral dysplastic coloboma, characterised by mottled peripapillary pigment and an enlarged, funnel-shaped optic disc filled with hyaloid remnants in its base, surrounded by an elevated rim and tortuous radiating vessels—hence the name, likened to the appearance of the morning glory, a flower; it is thought to occur during the 5th week of embryonic development
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Basal encephaloceles with morning glory syndrome and progressive hormonal and visual disturbances.
I am referring to the story concerning Helena Trow, aged six, who was born with a rare eye condition known as Morning Glory Syndrome (The Gazette 8.
1-3,5-7) It is rarely associated with other systemic congenital diseases and choroidal or OD colobomas and is easily misdiagnosed with other excavated OD abnormalities like optic disc coloboma, morning glory syndrome, and optic pit.
In fact, were it not Cecil holding forth about a three-year-old filly you would diagnose a severe case of Morning Glory Syndrome.