- Abnormal smallness of the eye. SYN: microphthalmia, nanophthalmia, nanophthalmos. [micro + G. ophthalmos, eye]
* * *mi·croph·thal·mos -'thal-məs, -.mäs or mi·croph·thal·mus -məs n, pl -moi -.mȯi or -mi -.mī MICROPHTHALMIA
* * *n.a congenitally small eye, usually associated with a small eye socket.
* * *mi·croph·thal·mos (mi″krof-thalґmos) [micro- + Gr. ophthalmos eye] a developmental defect causing moderate or severe reduction in size of the eye. Opacities of the cornea and lens, scarring of the retina and choroid, and other abnormalities may also be present. Cf. nanophthalmos.
Microphthalmos and microcornea of the left eye.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
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