ectopia lentis


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ectopia

 [ek-to´pe-ah] (L.)
malposition, especially if congenital.
ectopia cor´dis congenital displacement of the heart outside the thoracic cavity.
ectopia len´tis displacement of the crystalline lens of the eye.

ec·to·pi·a len·'tis

[MIM*225100]
displacement of the lens of the eye.
Synonym(s): dislocation of lens

ec·to·pi·a len·tis

(ek-tō'pē-ă len'tis)
Displacement of the lens of the eye.

Ectopia lentis

Dislocation of the lens of the eye. It is one of the most important single indicators in diagnosing Marfan syndrome.
Mentioned in: Marfan Syndrome

luxation of the lens

Pathological and complete dislocation of the lens relative to the pupil. If the luxation is incomplete it is called subluxation of the lens (or dislocation or ectopia lentis). Subluxation is one of the causes of monocular diplopia. If the luxation is complete the eye becomes markedly hyperopic and is unable to accommodate. Luxation occurs in contusion of the globe, in many ocular (e.g. buphthalmos) and other diseases (e.g. syphilis) or it can be inherited (e.g. the bilateral, symmetrical, superior subluxation commonly found in Marfan's syndrome or homocystinuria). It is sometimes associated with ectopic pupils and keratoconus. Unless there are complications (e.g. secondary glaucoma) or monocular diplopia the lens is left in place and management is optical. (Fig. L21) See corectopia; iridodonesis; pupillary block.
Fig. L21 Dislocation of the lens (usually in the vitreous humour)enlarge picture
Fig. L21 Dislocation of the lens (usually in the vitreous humour)

ec·to·pi·a len·tis

(ek-tō'pē-ă len'tis) [MIM*225100]
Displacement of the lens of the eye.

ectopia lentis,

n a displacement of the lens of the eye.

ectopia

[L.] ectopy.

ectopia cordis
congenital displacement of the heart outside the thoracic cavity.
ectopia lentis
congenital displacement of the lens away from its usual site attached to the ciliary body. Occurs as one of a series of defects in an inherited syndrome of cattle. The other defects are irideremia, microphakia and cataract. The calves are normal in other respects.
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In addition to ectopia lentis, homocystinuria and Marfan syndrome share other common clinical findings, such as long-bone overgrowth, a high arched palate, a crowded dentition, and scoliosis.
Homocystinuria causes mental retardation ectopia lentis osteoporosis, and thromboembolism.
In addition to a greatly increased risk of thromboembolic events, clinical signs and symptoms include mental retardation, psychiatric disorders, ectopia lentis, and skeletal abnormalities such as osteoporosis and marfanoid stature (3).