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anophthalmia, anophthalmos
1. A developmental anomaly (absence or deformity) consisting of complete absence of the eyes or presence of only rudimentary eyes.
2. Absence of the eye, or eyes, as a result of a congenital malformation (birth defect) of the eye globe.

Anophthalmia refers, strictly speaking, to absence of the globe and ocular tissue from the orbit, or the bony cavity in which the eyeball sits together with its associated muscles, blood vessels, and nerves.

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