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Glaucoma,
Pseudoexfoliation

     

  • GOH
    Naumann, U Schlotzer-Scherhardt, M Kuchle (Univ of
    Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany)

    Pseudoexfoliation Syndrome for
    the Comprehensive Ophthalmologist
    :

    Ophthalmology
    105:951-968, 1998.

      

    Pseudoexfoliation syndrome is both an
    ocular and a generalized disorder involving abnormal
    production and/or turnover of extracellular matrix
    material. All
    tissues of the anterior segment of the eye and
    extraocular tissues are involved.
    This syndrome should be suspected when the
    patient has circular or segmental posterior
    synechiae without any other obvious cause.

      

    Slit-lamp
    examination, biocytology and laser-tyndallometry are
    used for clinical diagnosis.

       

    The
    zonular apparatus, lens, iris, ciliary body, cornea
    and the trabecular meshwork are involved in this
    clinical entity. 
    Complications reviewed include phacodonesis,
    lens dislocation, increased incidence of vitreous
    loss in extracapsular cataract extraction caused by
    alterations in the zonules.
    Open angle as well as angle-closure glaucoma
    may occur. Early
    diffuse corneal endothelial decompensation, anterior
    chamber hypoxia, iris stroma haemorrhage, poor or
    asymmetric mydriasis and posterior synechiae are the
    various clinical manifestations.

        
      
       

 



 

 

Speciality Spotlight

 

 

Glaucoma, Pseudoexfoliation
     

  • GOH Naumann, U Schlotzer-Scherhardt, M Kuchle (Univ of Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany)
    Pseudoexfoliation Syndrome for the Comprehensive Ophthalmologist:
    Ophthalmology 105:951-968, 1998.
      
    Pseudoexfoliation syndrome is both an ocular and a generalized disorder involving abnormal production and/or turnover of extracellular matrix material. All tissues of the anterior segment of the eye and extraocular tissues are involved. This syndrome should be suspected when the patient has circular or segmental posterior synechiae without any other obvious cause.
      
    Slit-lamp examination, biocytology and laser-tyndallometry are used for clinical diagnosis.
       
    The zonular apparatus, lens, iris, ciliary body, cornea and the trabecular meshwork are involved in this clinical entity.  Complications reviewed include phacodonesis, lens dislocation, increased incidence of vitreous loss in extracapsular cataract extraction caused by alterations in the zonules. Open angle as well as angle-closure glaucoma may occur. Early diffuse corneal endothelial decompensation, anterior chamber hypoxia, iris stroma haemorrhage, poor or asymmetric mydriasis and posterior synechiae are the various clinical manifestations.
        
          

 

 

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