Coloboma of the Choroid

  • Andrew Carey
  • J. Fernando ArevaloEmail author


Colobomas of the choroid are a subset of uveal colobomas which result from disruption of the normal process of ocular development during organogenesis. This disruption causes a thinning or absence of a portion of the choroid. Choroidal colobomas may be isolated, associated with other ocular features such as microphthalmos, or associated with systemic features such as papillorenal syndrome and CHARGE syndrome.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye InstituteJohns Hopkins MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Department of Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical CenterThe Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

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