Update on the morning glory disc anomaly

Ophthalmic Genet. 2008 Jun;29(2):47-52. doi: 10.1080/13816810801901876.


The morning glory disc anomaly has distinctive clinical characteristics and is important to diagnose correctly so that associated central nervous system and vascular abnormalities are promptly identified and treated. This review covers the ophthalmic findings, clinical features, and histopathologic findings in patients with this rare developmental abnormality. The most common systemic associations are described and reviewed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Coloboma / diagnosis*
  • Coloboma / genetics
  • Coloboma / therapy
  • Humans
  • Optic Disk / abnormalities*
  • Optic Disk / pathology
  • Optic Nerve Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Optic Nerve Diseases / genetics
  • Optic Nerve Diseases / therapy