Contact your health care provider if:
Note: It is appropriate to see an ophthalmologist for vision problems. Your primary health care provider may need to help rule out disorders associated with coloboma of the iris.
Your health care provider will take a medical history and do an examination.
The patient is usually an infant, and the family history will be most important.
The physical examination will include a detailed eye examination, which may involve:
After seeing your health care provider:
You may want to add a diagnosis related to a coloboma to your personal medical record.
Olitsky SE, Hug D, Smith LP. Abnormalities of pupil and iris. In: Kliegman RM, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 18th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 621.
Guercio JR, Martyn LJ. Congenital malformations of the eye and orbit. Otolaryngol Clin N Am. 2007;40:113-140.
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