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Morning glory syndrome

Disease definition

Morning glory syndrome (MGS) is an optic neuropathy characterized by a congenital funnel shaped excavation of the posterior fundus that incorporates the optic disc malformation (resembling the morning glory flower) MGS is usually unilateral and may result in a decrease in best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA). MGS either occurs isolated or associated to other ocular or non-ocular anomalies.


  • Synonym(s):
    • Ectasic coloboma
    • Volubilis syndrome
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Autosomal dominant 
  • Age of onset: Childhood
  • ICD-10: Q14.2
  • OMIM: 120430
  • UMLS: C0549307
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: 10027974

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