Megalocornea is reported by some sources to be the same as the (similar) condition keratoglobus.
Megalocornea is a very rare congenital disorder of the eye / visual system in which the whole of the corneas thin and bulge forward.
Megalocornea involves corneal diameters of over 13mm and corneal fragility that may result in the affected eyes appearing as "spherical and slightly enlarged". Megalocornea may occasionally lead to dislocation of the lens (called "lens subluxation").
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