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Question:
Will a coloboma (a birth defect that results in missing ocular tissue) on infants ever go away later on in life?

Answer:
No, a coloboma will never go away at any point during life. The good news is that a coloboma will not get worse. Many colobomas do not cause serious visual impairment. A discussion with your child's Eye M.D. will help you to understand the visual implications of your child's coloboma.

Answered by: David K. Coats, MD Dr. David K. Coats

Categories: Children’s Eye Health, Eye Health Conditions

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Answered: Jun 03, 2014

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