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G O Waring, A M Roth, M M Rodrigues
Three patients had microphthalmos with cyst in one orbit and contralateral congenital cystic eye, microphthalmos alone, or microphthalmos with cyst. Four eyes were examined histopathologically. The microphthalmic eye demonstrated a spectrum of anterior segment abnormalities, retinal disorganization and gliosis, and a choroidal and scleral colomboma. The cyst connected to the colobona consisted of an outer fibrovascular layer and inner gliotic neuroectodermal layer. The cyst probably originated from proliferation of neuroectodermal tissue at the edge of a persistently open embryonic fissure...
November 1976: American Journal of Ophthalmology
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