The frequency of pseudoexfoliation syndrome in the Eastern Mediterranean area of Turkey

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Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Çukurova, Adana, Turkey

Abstract

Abstract. In this study we evaluated the frequency of pseudoexfoliation syndrome, the percentages of glaucoma and senile cataract in patients with and without pseudoexfoliation syndrome, and the percentages of pseudoexfoliation syndrome in patients with glaucoma and senile cataract in the Eastern Mediterranean area of Turkey. We examined 1356 persons over 40 years of age. Frequency of pseudoexfoliation syndrome in the ≥50 years old age band was 7.2%, and there was a statistically significant difference between the sexes. Over 60 years of age, the frequency of pseudoexfoliation syndrome was 11.2%, the percentage of glaucoma in patients with pseudoexfoliation syndrome was 34.3%, the percentage of pseudoexfoliation syndrome in patients with glaucoma was 46.9%, the percentage of cataract in persons with pseudoexfoliation syndrome was 88.1%, and the percentage of pseudoexfoliation syndrome in persons with cataract was 17.7%. The differences between the percentage of glaucoma and cataract in patients with and without pseudoexfoliation syndrome, were both statistically significant (p < 0.001).

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