Lenticonus may also be described as "a conical projection of the anterior or posterior surface of the lens [of the eye]".
Because lenticonus may affect either the front surface (anterior) of the lens or, occasionally, the back surface (posterior) of the lens, it may be classified as:
- Anterior lenticonus
- Posterior lenticonus
Of these two possibilities, anterior lenticonus is more common and may be associated with Alport's syndrome.
Note the importance of the shape of the distortion of the lens:
Lenticonus is a rare condition that is usually congenital, which means "present since birth".
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