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marked deviation from normal. adj., adj anom´alous.
Axenfeld's anomaly a developmental anomaly characterized by a circular opacity of the posterior peripheral cornea, and caused by an irregularly thickened, axially displaced Schwalbe's ring.
congenital anomaly (developmental anomaly) absence, deformity, or excess of body parts as the result of faulty development of the embryo.
Ebstein's anomaly see ebstein's anomaly.
May-Hegglin anomaly a rare dominantly inherited disorder of blood cell morphology, characterized by RNA-containing cytoplasmic inclusions (similar to Döhle bodies) in granulocytes, by large, poorly granulated platelets, and by thrombocytopenia.


Congenital absence of all tissues of the eyes.
Synonym(s): anophthalmos
[G. an- priv. + ophthalmos, eye]


(1) Anophthalmia—congenital lack of one or more eyes.
(2) Anophthalmus—a person who lacks one or more eyes.


, anophthalmos (anof-thalmē-ă, -mŏs)
Congenital absence of all tissues of the eyes.
[G. an- priv. + ophthalmos, eye]

anophthalmos (an´opthal´məs),

n a congenital absence of all tissues of the eyes.

anophthalmia, anophthalmos

a developmental anomaly marked by complete absence of one or both eyes or the presence of rudimentary eyes. Occurs most commonly in pigs and sheep.
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Table 2 Braille students distributed according to nosological groups, principal ophthalmic diagnoses, and year of birth (6-year periods) Diagnoses N 60-65 66-71 72-77 78-83 Sequelae to brain disorders Anomaly of the brain 2 1 (unspecified) Brain tumor 8 1 2 Sequelae to brain disorders (unspecified) 13 2 1 4 1 Congenital ocular anomalies Albinism (unspecified) 1 1 Coloboma of uvea 3 Congenital anomaly 2 1 Congenital anophthalmos 9 3 1 1 Congenital cataract (a) 16 5 5 3 Congenital glaucoma 12 3 3 1 1 Congenital maculapathy 1 Congenital nystagmus 1 1 Cong.
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.
4%), followed by microphthalmos, anophthalmos, and colobomas (Rahi, Sripathi, Gilbert, & Foster, 1995).