Pseudoexfoliation Syndrome and Pseudoexfoliation Glaucoma
Nurwasis, MD [Indonesia]
Friday, 16:00 – 16.15DC-01 GLAUCOMA
Pseudoexfoliation Syndrome (PSE) is an age related, complex systematic disease and characterized by the progressive accumulation of Pseudoexfoliation material (PXM) in all ocular tissue, in addition to other parts of the body such the heart, cerebral meninges and inner ear. This disorded may affect up to 30% of people over age 60 in a worldwide distribution and is frequently associated with Pseudoexfoliation Glaucoma (PEG).
There are many clinical finding related PES, such as PEG, cataract, zonular instability, phacodonesis, and keratopathy. Cataract surgery is more difficult in cases with PES, with higher risk of intraoperative and postoperative complications. PEG is known to be more progressive than POAG with higher levels and greater diurnal fluctuation. Close monitoring of PEG cases is necessary for the most appropriate medical and surgical glaucoma treatment, and the risk of surgical complications should be kept in mind.