spherophakia

spherophakia

 [sfe″ro-fa´ke-ah]
a developmental defect in which a smaller, more spherical optic lens than normal is formed, with partial or complete aplasia of the zonule.

sphe·ro·pha·ki·a

(sfē'rō-fā'kē-ă),
A congenital bilateral aberration in which the lenses are small, spheric, and subject to subluxation; may occur as an independent anomaly or may be associated with the Weill-Marchesani syndrome.
[sphero- + G. phakos, lens]

sphe·ro·pha·ki·a

(sfēr'ō-fā'kē-ă)
A congenital bilateral aberration in which the lenses are small, spheric, and subject to subluxation; may occur as an independent anomaly or may be associated with the Weill-Marchesani syndrome.
[sphero- + G. phakos, lens]

spherophakia 

A congenital, bilateral defect in which the crystalline lens is smaller and more spherical than normal. The zonule of Zinn may also be defective or absent. See Weill-Marchesani syndrome.

spherophakia

a spherical deformation of the lens.
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Willoughby and Wishart (14) described a case of spherophakia with glaucoma whose IOP was successfully controlled following lensectomy without additional medication.
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Lensectomy in the management of glaucoma in spherophakia.