Eye Care ~ Coloboma, Corneal-Arcus, Micro-Phthalmia, Ptosis, Astigmatism and Aging

 Coloboma Corneal-Arcus Micro-Phthalmia Astigmatism

I was born with Coloboma. Coloboma is a rare genetic condition of the Iris where it does not close up before birth.  One out of 10,000 children are born with this condition.... I was one of them.  As a result, I have very blurred vision, ptosis, astigmatism and limited peripheral vision in this eye which is my right eye. Also, the Retina failed to close all the way in this eys so I had laser eye surgery at 25yrs of age to close up the gap in my Retina.  

 Coloboma Corneal-Arcus Micro-Phthalmia Astigmatism
I also have Microphthalmia.  This has to do with the size and shape of the actual eye-ball and how it is formed during birth. As you can see, my right eye is noticeably smaller than my left eye. Ptosis (droopy eyelid) is a result of the Microphthalmia, it is when the sphincter muscle underneath the eyelid is too weak to hold the eyelid up. If the eyelid continued to drop it may impair vision and will ultimately need lifting.  
 Coloboma Corneal-Arcus Micro-Phthalmia Astigmatism
Corneal-Arcus is the blue/hazel rings you see around my iris. This is hereditary because my father and all my sisters and brothers have them as well.  There are many reasons associated with them but they are all circumstantial:  1) They are usually associated with high cholesterol or high lipids in the blood stream.  2) They are usually associated with a recessive gene that has lye doormat and has suddenly awaken.
 Coloboma Corneal-Arcus Micro-Phthalmia Astigmatism
Because I show you my right eye, it's only fair to show you my left eye.  This eye is pretty normal except for the corneal-arcus rings and the very slight near-nearsightedness I have in this eye.
 Coloboma Corneal-Arcus Micro-Phthalmia Astigmatism
Below is a short video slideshow of all the photos that I made for YouTube so that people who view video can click on the link which takes them to this Blog post for more information.