Ocular Surface Disease in Pseudoexfoliation Syndrome

Ivan Škegro, Smiljka Popović Suić, Rajko Kordić, Sonja Jandroković, Igor Petriček, Tomislav Kuzman, Miro Kalauz, Sanja Perić, Sanja Masnec


Aim of the study is to determine connection between pseudoexfoliation (PEX) syndrome and symptoms and signs of ocular surface disease. Tear film break-up time test, Schirmer II test and assessment of lid parallel conjunctival folds were performed in 40 PEX syndrome patients and 40 controls. All data was statistically analyzed. Results show statistically significant difference in every component between groups, most prominent in tear film break up time test. We have concluded that patients with PEX syndrome have higher predisposition of tear function disorders and that both components of dry eye syndrome are present in PEX syndrome.


pseudoexfoliation syndrome, ocular surface disease, LIPCOF, tear film break-up time test, Schirmer II test

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