cryptophthalmos


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cryptophthalmos

 [krip″tof-thal´mos]
congenital absence of the palpebral fissure, the skin extending from the forehead to the cheek, with the eyeball malformed or rudimentary. Called also cryptophthalmia and cryptophthalmus.

cryp·toph·thal·mos

, cryptophthalmia (krip'tof-thal'mŭs, -thal'mē-ă),
Congenital absence of eyelids, with the skin passing continuously from the forehead onto the cheek over a rudimentary eye.
[crypto- + G. ophthalmos, eye]

cryptophthalmos

/cryp·toph·thal·mos/ (-mos) congenital absence of the palpebral fissure, the skin extending from the forehead to the cheek, with the eye malformed or rudimentary.

cryptophthalmos

[krip′təfthal′məs]
Etymology: Gk, kryptos + ophthalmos, eye
a developmental anomaly characterized by complete fusion of the eyelids, usually with defective formation or lack of eyes.
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1990) which was first described by George Fraser in 1962 [Fraser, 1962], who described the main characteristics as cryptophthalmos (fused upper and lower eyelids), syndactyly and genital abnormalities.
She had several features of FS: cryptophthalmos and anophthalmia with facial asymmetry (Fig.
New observations on midline defects: coincidence of anophthalmos, microphthalmos and cryptophthalmos with hypothalamic disorders.
1-5) In cockatiels, complete fusion of the eyelids or narrowing of the palpebral fissure can develop secondary to such causes as cryptophthalmos (1) or ankyloblepharon.
1) Cryptophthalmos is a condition in which the eyelids do not form and, consequently, continuous skin covers the orbit.