from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Situated or occurring behind a lens, as of the eye.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Situated behind a lens (of the eye).


retro- + New Latin lēns, lent-, lens; see lens + -al1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
retro- +‎ lental (Wiktionary)


  • A epidemic of retrolental fibroplasia (RLF) seemed to have grown up just as treatments for preemies had improved.

    Doctor Pinpointed Oxygen as Cause of Preemies' Blindness

  • Known then as retrolental fibroplasia, it is now called retinopathy of prematurity, or R.O.P. The oxygen, he found, led to overgrowth of blood vessels in the eye, damaging the retina irreparably.

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  • Let me explain: I've been living with retrolental fibroplasia (now known by the more benign, over-arching term

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