FREQUENCY OF PSEUDOEXFOLIATION SYNDROME IN PATIENTS UNDERGOING CATARACT SURGERY IN EYE DEPARTMENT MILITARY HOSPITAL RAWALPINDI
Keywords:Pseudoexfoliation syndrome,, Zonules,, Keratic precipitate, Go nioscopy
Objectives: To determine the frequency of Pseudoexfoliation syndrome (PXS) in patients greater than 40 years of age, undergoing cataract surgery in Eye department Military Hospital Rawalpindi.
Design: Quasi experimental Study.
Place and Duration: Eye Department Military Hospital Rawalpindi, for 06 months duration, from March 2005 to August 2005.
Patients and Methods: A total of 1008 patients, greater than 40 years of age, admitted in Eye department Military Hospital Rawalpindi for cataract surgery were included.
Patients were examined on slit lamp for evidence of PXS and those with the disease were subjected to further thorough examination including Visual acuity, Goldmann applanation tonometry, gonioscopy, slit lamp examination before and after dilation of the pupil and fundus examination.
Results: Out of 1008 patients 36 (3.57%) were found to be having PXS, out of which 29 patients were male and 7 females. Male to female ratio was 4:1 appx. The disease was bilateral in 66.7% (24 cases) and unilateral in 33.3% (12 cases). The frequency increased with advancing age.
Conclusion: Frequency of PXS increases with the advancing age with associatation but associated with grade in insignificant.