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