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Monitoring and management of the patient with pseudoexfoliation syndrome: current perspectives

Authors Tekin K, Inanc M, Elgin U

Received 22 November 2018

Accepted for publication 8 February 2019

Published 1 March 2019 Volume 2019:13 Pages 453—464


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Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 2

Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser

Kemal Tekin,1 Merve Inanc,1 Ufuk Elgin2

1Ophthalmology Department, Erciş State Hospital, Erciş, Van, Turkey; 2Ophthalmology Department, Ulucanlar Eye Training and Research Hospital, University of Health Sciences, Ankara, Turkey

Abstract: Pseudoexfoliation syndrome (PES) is a complex and age-related systemic disorder characterized by the progressive accumulation and granular deposition of pseudoexfoliative material in various intraocular and extraocular tissues. The diagnosis of PES is so important because it is a major risk factor for complications during cataract surgery and the most frequent cause of secondary glaucoma. In addition to ocular complications, PES is related with numerous systemic abnormalities, for which the list is growing steadily. Therefore, management and monitoring of patients with PES are crucial. The aim of this paper was to review current perspectives on monitoring patients with PES and addressing management of ocular and systemic associations of this clinically important and biologically fascinating disease.

Keywords: management, monitoring, pseudoexfoliation syndrome, cataract, pseudoexfoliation glaucoma

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