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What is uveal coloboma?

This coloboma can present as an iris coloboma (the iris is the colored part of the eye), with the traditional "keyhole" or "cat-eye" appearance to the iris, and/or as a chorio-retinal coloboma, where the retina in the lower-inside corner of the eye is missing.

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

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