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We thank Tailor et al for their interest in our recent study describing cataract surgery in patients with nanophthalmos. They discuss the definition of nanophthalmos and microphthalmos. The most commonly used definition of nanophthalmos in recent studies is axial length of ≤20.50 mm without other morphologic malformation. Typical are a shallow anterior chamber, normal lens thickness, the occurrence of choroidal effusions, and angle-closure glaucoma. Nanophthalmos is caused by an arrest in growth of the eye owing to abnormalities in the scleral collagen arrangement. Microphthalmos is a distinct entity. It is a congenital malformation, often associated with other morphologic malformations. We describe (Read more...)

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