Prevalence of pseudoexfoliation in 100 Cases prepared for cataract surgery in Alkademiya Teaching Hospital
Dr. Abbas Saheb Mohammed Ali
Purpose: to study the prevalence of pseudo exfoliation syndrme (PXS) in 100 Iraqi patients with age related cataract prepared for surgery. Setting: patients above 45yr visiting eye department in Al-Kademyia Teaching hospital in Baghdad – Iraq schdualed for cataract surgery. Materials and Method: A total 100 patient prepared for cataract surgery. All eyes underwent complete eye examination before surgery and were evaluated for the signs of pseudoexfoliation material in the pupil, Iris and lens capsule on dilated slit lamp examination. Results: the study found 15 of 100 eyes with pseudoexfoliation with males are more commonly affected than females (66.6 and 33.3 respectively) the mean age of patients with PXS was 67.3 yrs. while it was 62.5 in non-PXS patients. The prevalence of pseudoexfoliation syndrome increased with age (in the age group of 45-55 that increase to in age group of more than 75yr old). Conclusion: The pilot study confirms that pseudoexfoliation was common in patients undergoing cataract surgery in this area of Baghdad with increased detection rate with age, the study also shows the prevalence of on ocular disease that is associated with systemic & ocular complication.
Dr. Abbas Saheb Mohammed Ali. Prevalence of pseudoexfoliation in 100 Cases prepared for cataract surgery in Alkademiya Teaching Hospital. International Journal of Medicine Research, Volume 5, Issue 1, 2020, Pages 42-43