ISSN 2398-2969      

Lens: lenticonus and lentiglobus

icanis
Contributor(s):

David L Williams


Introduction

  • Anterior or posterior protrusion of lens.
  • Lenticonus = conical protrusion.
  • Lentiglobus = spherical protrusion.
  • May be concurrent cataract, eg Miniature Schnauzer - with posterior lenticonus.
  • Posterior lentiglobus is most commonly seen in association with multiple ocular anomalies including congenital cataracts.
  • Lendectomy for cataract often contraindicated because of concurrent ocular anomalies/complications, eg persistent hyaloid vasculature, microphthalmos.

Pathogenesis

Pathophysiology

  • Congenital lens developmental anomaly, often associated with multiple ocular defects.

Timecourse

  • Congenital ~ is present at birth but visual defects may not be obvious until later.

Diagnosis

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to obtain ten tokens to view any ten Vetlexicon articles, images, sounds or videos, or Login

Treatment

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to obtain ten tokens to view any ten Vetlexicon articles, images, sounds or videos, or Login

Prevention

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to obtain ten tokens to view any ten Vetlexicon articles, images, sounds or videos, or Login

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Related Images

Want more related items, why not
contact us

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

We have an ever growing content library on Vetlexicon so if you ever find we haven't covered something that you need please fill in the form below and let us know!

 
 
 
 

To show you are not a Bot please can you enter the number showing adjacent to this field

 Security code