What Is Microphthalmia?
Microphthalmia is an eye abnormality in which one or both of the eyeballs are abnormally small. In some cases, the eyeball may appear to be completely missing. However, individuals with microphthalmia will have eye tissue present, whereas individuals born without an eyeball are recognised as having anophthalmia, which is a separate condition. Microphthalmia arises before birth and is typically diagnosed before or just after birth. Depending on the severity of their condition, individuals with microphthalmia may or may not have significant vision loss.