n. a rare congenital defect wherein the eyes exhibit a cleft iris (cat's eye) appearance and the anus is imperforate. Also a rare genetic disorder, it is caused by a chromosomal anomaly (partial tetrasomy) possibly in chromosome 22. Also called called Schmid-Fraccaro syndrome- Schachenmann's syndrome.

CAT'S-EYE SYNDROME: "The Cat's-Eye syndrome may cause mild mental retardation, if not near-normal to normal mental development as is true in most cases. "
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