persistent anterior hyperplastic primary vitreous body

[ pər-sĭstənt ]

n.

A unilateral congenital abnormality of the eye occurring in full-term infants and characterized by a retrolental fibrovascular membrane, leukokoria, microphthalmos, shallow anterior chamber, and elongated ciliary processes.

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