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Coloboma of optic disc

Disease definition

Coloboma of optic disc is a rare, genetic, developmental defect of the eye characterized by a unilateral or bilateral, sharply demarcated, bowl-shaped, glistening white excavation on the optic disc (typically decentered inferiorly) which usually manifests with varying degrees of reduced visual acuity. It can occur isolated or may associate other ocular (e.g. retinal detachment, retinoschisis-like separation) or systemic anomalies (e.g. renal).


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Coloboma of optic papilla
  • Prevalence: -
  • Inheritance: -
  • Age of onset: -
  • ICD-10: Q14.2
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: -
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: 1438
  • MedDRA: -
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