Increased prevalence of occludable angles and angle-closure glaucoma in patients with pseudoexfoliation.


Journal Article

The association between angle-closure glaucoma and pseudoexfoliation is controversial. We retrospectively studied the angle configurations of 54 patients with pseudoexfoliation and found gonioscopically occludable angles in five cases (9.3%). We also analyzed the data from several large studies of pseudoexfoliation patients and found an increased prevalence of acute angle-closure glaucoma in this group. These data suggest that pseudoexfoliation patients may represent a high-risk population for the development of angle-closure glaucoma.

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Cited Authors

  • Gross, FJ; Tingey, D; Epstein, DL

Published Date

  • March 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 117 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 333 - 336

PubMed ID

  • 8129006

Pubmed Central ID

  • 8129006

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-1891

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9394

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0002-9394(14)73141-1


  • eng