What is a coloboma? The stain that Madeleine McCann had on her right eye

The name of Madeleine McCann is once again on all the front pages of the international media 16 years after her disappearance. A young woman claims to be the girl who went missing without leaving a single trace, in May 2007. A condition called coloboma is one of the many elements that has the whole world waiting to know if the lost little girl finally appeared.

Let’s go first with the case. Madeleine McCann is the daughter of Kate and Gerry McCann, a British couple who took a family vacation to Portugal in May 2007.

The girl was barely four years old and was with her twin brothers (just two years old) when she disappeared. What happened? The British couple rented a vacation apartment in Praia da Luz. At night they went to dinner with friends and left the children asleep in their beds in the place they rented.

They left around 8:30 p.m. to a restaurant that was barely 50 meters from the rooms, therefore, they say that every 15 minutes they went to check that everything was fine with the little ones. Around 10:00 p.m. Madeleine McCann was not in her bed. She disappeared without a trace.

16 years have passed since that episode about which his parents have had no rest. And now, through an Instagram account, a young woman from Poland asks for a DNA test to determine if she is the lost girl.

The coloboma in his right eye

In addition to the facial features, similarity in the teeth and ears, there are two marks that are reasons for alerts for parents. The first is a spot (mole or freckle) on the left cheekbone and the second is the coloboma in the right eye.

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), “a coloboma describes conditions in which normal tissue in or around the eye is missing from birth.”

“A space known as a choroidal fissure appears under the stalks that eventually form the eye. This fissure usually closes by the seventh week of pregnancy. If it does not close, a coloboma or space forms. A coloboma can affect one or both eyes. If both eyes are affected, the effects may be the same or different in both eyes,” she told the OAA on their website.

according to review hypertextual the young woman’s name is Julia Faustyna. She is from Poland and tells that she is adopted. She doesn’t know who her parents are; she is completely unaware of her origins.