Other Names for this Disease
- Congenital microcoria
- Congenital miosis
- Miosis, congenital
- Pinhole pupils
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pupils of less than 2 mm diameter and is caused by the underdevelopment of the dilator pupillae muscle of the iris. This anomaly is associated with nearsightedness and glaucoma.Congenital microcoria is a rare anomaly of the pupils. It is characterized by
Last updated: 7/19/2013
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- Ramprasad VL, Sripriya S, Ronnie G, Nancarrow D, Saxena S, Hemamalini A, Kumar D, Vijaya L, Kumaramanickavel G. Molecular Vision. 2005; http://www.molvis.org/molvis/v11/a112/. Accessed 3/17/2008.
- The Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.
- Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
- Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Microcoria, congenital. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.
- A diagram of the eye can be found by visiting MedlinePlus, the National Library of Medicine Web site designed to help you research your health questions. Click on MedlinePlus to view the diagram.