Are there other diseases or conditions associated with coloboma?

Coloboma is sometimes found in association with other eye features. These may include: Difference in eye color between the two eyes (heterochromia) Small eyes (microphthalmia) Increased thickness of the cornea (the clear front part of the eye) Clouding of the lens (cataract) Elevated pressure in the eye (glaucoma) Retinal malformation (retinal dysplasia) Nearsightedness (myopia) Involuntary eye movements (nystagmus) Protrusion of the back of the eyeball (posterior staphyloma)

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Coloboma may be an isolated feature or may be found with other features. Sometimes, these other features may be few and minor, such as skin tags near the ear. Sometimes, they may be more numerous and severe, such as a heart or kidney defect. A few of these associations may be genetic syndromes. These include (but are not limited to):

CHARGE syndrome Cat-Eye syndrome Kabuki syndrome 13q deletion syndrome Wolf-Hirshhorn syndrome

This answer is based on the source infromation from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

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