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anopia(ă-nō′pē-ă) [ ¹an- + -opia]
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Congenital absence of all tissues of the eyes. It is due to a failure of the outgrowth of the optic vesicle to form the optic cup. However, in many cases some development occurs and there is a rudimentary presence of one or both eyes, such as extreme microphthalmia. Syn. anophthalmos; anophthalmus; anopia. See optic cup; microphthalmia; monophthalmia; optic vesicle.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann