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  • Courtesy of Dr. Samuel Ponraj.
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    Pediatric Ophth/Strabismus

    Anophthalmia is defined as the absence of ocular tissue in the orbit and it can be unilateral or bilateral. Photograph of a 6-year-old boy with anophthalmia . It is a rare birth defect and is due to the failure of neuroectoderm of the primary optic vesicle to develop properly from the anterior neural plate of the neural tube during embryological development.