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Abnormal eye morphology

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Concept ID:
Anatomical Abnormality
Synonyms: Abnormal eye structure; Abnormality of the globe; Abnormally shaped eye
HPO: HP:0012372


A structural anomaly of the globe of the eye, or bulbus oculi. [from HPO]

Term Hierarchy

CClinical test,  RResearch test,  OOMIM,  GGeneReviews,  VClinVar  
  • CROGVAbnormal eye morphology

Conditions with this feature

Mowat-Wilson syndrome
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Concept ID:
Disease or Syndrome
Mowat-Wilson syndrome (MWS) is characterized by distinctive facial features (widely spaced eyes, broad eyebrows with a medial flare, low-hanging columella, prominent or pointed chin, open-mouth expression, and uplifted earlobes with a central depression), congenital heart defects with predilection for abnormalities of the pulmonary arteries and/or valves, Hirschsprung disease or chronic constipation, genitourinary anomalies (particularly hypospadias in males), and hypogenesis or agenesis of the corpus callosum. Most affected individuals have moderate-to-severe intellectual disability. Speech is typically limited to a few words or is absent, with relative preservation of receptive language skills. Growth restriction with microcephaly and seizure disorder are also common. Most affected people have a happy demeanor and a wide-based gait that can sometimes be confused with Angelman syndrome.

Professional guidelines


Spahiu L, Behluli E, Grajçevci-Uka V, Liehr T, Temaj G
J Mother Child 2022 Mar 1;26(1):118-123. Epub 2023 Feb 22 doi: 10.34763/jmotherandchild.20222601.d-22-00034. PMID: 36803942Free PMC Article
Gana S, Serpieri V, Valente EM
Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet 2022 Mar;190(1):72-88. Epub 2022 Mar 3 doi: 10.1002/ajmg.c.31963. PMID: 35238134Free PMC Article
Kajdic N, Spazzapan P, Velnar T
Bosn J Basic Med Sci 2018 May 20;18(2):110-116. doi: 10.17305/bjbms.2017.2083. PMID: 28623672Free PMC Article

Recent clinical studies


Kato Y, Kato M, Tachibana M, Shinkai Y, Yamaguchi M
Genes Cells 2008 Jul;13(7):703-22. Epub 2008 May 21 doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2443.2008.01199.x. PMID: 18498352

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