Some dictionaries define microcornea less specifically, as simply "abnormal smallness of the cornea" or "an abnormally thin and flat cornea".
There are several classifications of microcornea, including:
- True microcornea - in which the eyeball itself has approximately normal dimensions and proportions.
- Sclerocornea - in which the white "scleralization" of the edge of the cornea causes the cornea to appear smaller.
- Microphtalmos - in which the cornea is small and its curvature may be abnormal.
- Nanophthalmos - in which the person may have "long-sight" (hypermetropia) due to the short axial length of the eye/s.
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