Coloboma of Eye Lens

Overview

Type of disease: Rare conditions

Coloboma of Eye Lens refers to a rare eye disorder that is characterized by a hole in the lens of the eye. Lens are vital to focusing light in vision, and ensuring that images individuals see are clear. Hence, individuals with this disorder have severe vision problems, specifically being unable to see images clearly. The severity of the disorder depends on the size of the hole in the lens. Vision problems can affect an individual significantly, inhibiting their ability to perform day-to-day tasks. The condition is often diagnosed during childhood, since most individuals are born with the defect. Eye specialists often diagnose this condition after observing a hole in the lens via eye examinations. Treatment is developed on a case-by-case basis and depends on the specific needs of the patient. Eye specialists may suggest patients undergo surgery to fix lens problems. An artificial lens may also be used to replace the faulty lens.

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