Cryptophthalmos is the medical term used to refer to the apparent absence of eyes due to the failure of normal eyelid development.
This rare congenital (i.e. condition present since birth) anomaly exists in three forms, which are
- incomplete, and
When present, cryptophthalmos usually affects both eyes.
More about Ophthalmology:
This section includes short definitions
of many diseases, disorders, and conditions of the eyes and visual system.
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- A diagram of the eye
- Definitions and descriptions of the parts of the eye
- A concise description of the human retina
- Definitions of parts of the retina
- Clinical and surgical procedures re. eyes and human visual system
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