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Anophthalmia - Glossary

Last Updated on Jun 24, 2016
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Conformers: Clear devices used to maintain the shape of the eye socket in the absence of the eye.

Chromosome: A structure in a cell nucleus that consists of genes. In humans, 23 pairs of chromosomes, each pair containing one chromosome from each parent, carry the entire genetic code.
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Gene: The basic unit of genetic material.

Congenital: Congenital is a term, which denotes Acquired by birth.

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