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What is uveal coloboma?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

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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