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Posterior lenticonus is an uncommon abnormality in the shape of the crystalline lens, characterized by a spheroidal or conical protuberance affecting the posterior lens surface. It may be unilateral or bilateral. A male infant with bilateral posterior lenticonus is described, whose mother was found to have bilateral sutural cataracts. The association of cataracts with posterior lenticonus and the genetics of the condition are discussed.

Type

Journal article

Journal

J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus

Publication Date

05/1993

Volume

30

Pages

171 - 175

Keywords

Adult, Cataract, Cataract Extraction, Female, Humans, Infant, Lens, Crystalline, Male, Vitrectomy