Anophthalmia and Microphthalmia

Microphthalmia is a disorder in which one or both eyes are abnormally small. Anophthalmia is the absence of one or both eyes. These rare disorders develop during pregnancy and can be associated with other birth defects.

Facts About Anophthalmia and Microphthalmia

Anophthalmia and microphthalmia are often used interchangeably. Microphthalmia is a disorder in which one or both eyes are abnormally small, while anophthalmia is the absence of one or both eyes. These rare disorders develop during pregnancy and can be associated with other birth defects.