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May 1950

BILATERAL ANTERIOR AND RUDIMENTARY POSTERIOR LENTICONUS

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ATHENS, GREECE

Arch Ophthalmol. 1950;43(5):864-870. doi:10.1001/archopht.1950.00910010879011
Abstract

ANOMALIES in the curvature of the anterior surface of the transparent lens, called anterior lenticonus, or lentiglobus, are rare. The case presented here is unique in the literature, since it shows a rudimentary posterior lenticonus and a typical anterior lenticonus (lentiglobus). The case was presented at a meeting of the Greek Ophthalmological Society in March 1949.

Before the condition is described, the cases reported in the literature under the name of anterior lenticonus, or lentiglobus, will be briefly reviewed. It will be explained also why some of these cases do not belong strictly to the category under discussion.

Webster1 (1875) was the first to describe, under the name of anterior lenticonus, the condition of a man aged 24 who had a conic change in the region of the anterior pole of both lenses. There also existed a posterior polar cataract.

The second observation, erroneously attributed to van der Laan,

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