Lentiglobus

Labelled Diagram of the Eye

Labelled diagram of the structure of the retina

Lentiglobus is a rare abnormality of the lens of the eye featuring an unusual curved bulge.


Lentiglobus may alternatively be described as "a spheroid elevation" on the surface of the lens of the eye.

However, because lentiglobus can affect either the front surface (anterior) of the lens or the back surface (posterior) of the lens, it may be classified as:

  • Anterior lentiglobus, or
  • Posterior lentiglobus.

 

Clarification:

Note the importance of the shape of the distortion of the lens:
If the bulging of the lens is conical rather than spherical the condition is called lenticonus.

(See also, for comparison keratoconus and keratoglobus.)

Lentiglobus is a rare condition that is usually congenital, meaning "present since birth".

 

More about Ophthalmology:

This section includes short definitions of many diseases, disorders, and conditions of the eyes and visual system.
For definitions of other terms in this category, choose from the list to the left (but note that this is not a complete/exhaustive list).

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For further information see also our pages of books about ophthalmology.

The following books may also be of interest:

The Aging Eye (Harvard Medical School)
MCQ Companion to the Eye (Textbook)
The Secret of Perfect Vision: How You Can Prevent and Reverse Nearsightedness
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About(TM) Glaucoma: The Essential Treatments and Advances That Could Save Your Sight

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