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Definition: 'Persistent Anterior Hyperplastic Primary Vitreous'

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persistent anterior hyperplastic primary vitreous

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1. a unilateral congenital abnormality occurring in full-term infants; characterized by a retrolental fibrovascular membrane formed by persistent primary vitreous with remnants of the hyaloid artery and tunica vasculosa lentis; associated with leukokoria, microphthalmos, shallow anterior chamber, and elongated ciliary processes.




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