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Revista Cubana de Oftalmología

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RODRIGUEZ SUAREZ, Belkys et al. Pseudoexfoliation and cataract. Rev Cubana Oftalmol [online]. 2014, vol.27, n.2, pp.253-263. ISSN 0864-2176.

Pseudoexfoliation syndrome is an age-related generalized fibrotic matrix disorder, which may not only cause chronic open angle glaucoma and cataract, but also a range of other serious spontaneous and surgical intraocular complications. Recent research studies have led to better understanding of effects of the pseudo exfoliation process on ocular tissues by refining diagnostic criteria, applying new therapeutic regimes, and by developing new preventive strategies to reduce surgical complications. The new pathogenetic concepts describe pseudoexfoliation syndrome as microfibrillopathy involving transforming growth factor-B1, oxidative stress, and impaired cellular protection mechanisms. A clinical and surgical evaluation of glaucoma and cataract in patients with pseudoexfoliation was presented in this article.

Keywords : pseudoexfoliation syndrome; glaucoma; cataract; surgical complications.

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