Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

7-1-1973

Publication Source

Cornell Veterinarian

Volume

63

Issue

3

Start Page

455

Last Page

461

Abstract

Posterior lenticonus is a congenital defect of the posterior lenticular surface. The posterior cortical and capsular regions of the lens have a circumscribed conelike or globular protrusion of variable size. Opacities may be present in the region of the conus. The defect has been reported in man, rabbits, calves and mice. This report documents 2 cases in unrelated dogs. The possible mechanism for the formation of this defect is discussed.

Comments

At the time of publication, author Gustavo Aguirre was affiliated with Cornell University. Currently, he is a faculty member at Penn Vet at the University of Pennsylvania.

PMID: 4782563

Keywords

eye, congenital, lens, cataract, dog

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Date Posted: 22 August 2013

This document has been peer reviewed.