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Definition

A disorder characterized by accumulation of abnormal fibrillar deposits in the anterior segment of the eye. In addition to being a cause of glaucoma and glaucomatous optic neuropathy, exfoliation syndrome has also been associated with lens zonule weakness, cataract formation, and systemic vascular complications due to deposition of exfoliation material in extraocular tissues.

Acronym

XFS

Synonyms

Exfoliation glaucoma
Exfoliative syndrome
Glaucoma capsulare
PEX
Pseudoexfoliation of the lens
Pseudoexfoliation syndrome
Pseudo-exfoliation syndrome
XFG

Keywords

Glaucoma

 
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