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Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Optic nerve coloboma with staphyloma

Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD

Photographer: Randy Verdick, FOPS

Colobomas of the optic nerve result from incomplete closure of the embryonic fissure during development of the eye. They may be associated with colobomas of the choroid, retina, or iris.

Optic nerve coloboma with staphyloma

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last updated: 02/25/2015
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