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Glossary for Microphthalmia syndromic, type 5

  • Cataract: A very rare disorder characterized by various abnormalities including mental retardation, epilepsy and eye and kidney problems.
  • Eye and vision conditions: Medical conditions affecting the eyes or the vision systems.
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Head Conditions: Conditions that affect the head
  • Retinal dystrophy: Retinal dystrophy refers to a degeneration of the retina, specialized tissue in the back of the eye that transforms light into visual impulses, which travels to the brain through the optic nerve.
  • Small corneas: Small corneas are corneas of the eyes that are unusually small.
  • Small eye: Small eye is a condition in which an eye is unusually small.


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