Corectopia

Labelled Diagram of the Eye

Labelled diagram of the structure of the retina

Corectopia refers to an ophthalmic condition in which the pupil (of eye) is not located in the centre of the iris, as is normal.


Corectopia may also be defined as "eccentric location of the pupil so that it is not in the center of the iris".

The pupil may be displaced away from its normal position to one side (right or left) or the other. When corectopia is present from birth (i.e. "congenital"), the displacement of the pupil is usually towards the nose. If the cause is not congenital it may be due to trauma or scarring (e.g. of the iris).

More about Ophthalmology:

This section includes short definitions of many diseases, disorders, and conditions of the eyes and visual system.
For definitions of other terms in this category, choose from the list to the left (but note that this is not a complete/exhaustive list).

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For further information see also our pages of books about ophthalmology.

The following books may also be of interest:

The Aging Eye (Harvard Medical School)
MCQ Companion to the Eye (Textbook)
The Secret of Perfect Vision: How You Can Prevent and Reverse Nearsightedness
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About(TM) Glaucoma: The Essential Treatments and Advances That Could Save Your Sight

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