Presence of pseudoexfoliation on clear and opacified crystalline lenses in an aged population.

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Source
Ophthalmologica. 1992;204(2):67-70
Publication Type
Article
Date
1992
Author
H. Rouhiainen
M. Teräsvirta
Author Affiliation
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Kuopio, Finland.
Source
Ophthalmologica. 1992;204(2):67-70
Date
1992
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Aged
Cataract - pathology
Finland
Glaucoma, Open-Angle - pathology
Humans
Lens Capsule, Crystalline - pathology
Risk factors
Abstract
Pseudoexfoliation (PEX) of the lens capsule is a well-known risk factor for open-angle glaucoma. Its prevalence is known to increase by age in the same way as prevalence of age-dependent cataract. In the present paper the prevalence of PEX varied from 8.5 to 13.2% increasing by age. Lens opacities were statistically significantly more common in PEX-positive than PEX-negative eyes. The importance of detecting exfoliation from the lens surface is discussed.
PubMed ID
1594183 View in PubMed
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