Heritable unilateral clinical anophthalmia.

PubMed ID: 15083088

Author(s): Griepentrog GJ, Lucarelli MJ. Heritable unilateral clinical anophthalmia. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2004 Mar;20(2):166-8. PMID 15083088

Journal: Ophthalmic Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery, Volume 20, Issue 2, Mar 2004

We examined a newborn child with unilateral right-sided clinical anophthalmos born to a mother with unilateral left-sided anophthalmos. Although rare, isolated nonsyndromic heritable unilateral anophthalmia and microphthalmia have been reported in the literature. We briefly review the genetics of such anomalies and discuss the importance of a full clinical genetics evaluation. Treatment of this patient’s anophthalmic socket consists of progressive conformer expansion to be followed by placement of a self-inflating polymer expander.