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A condition simulating exfoliation in some respects, but in which the surface layer is not actually detached.
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pseudoexfoliation (PXF) 

Deposition of greyish-white, flake-like basement membrane material on the anterior lens capsule, the iris and the ciliary processes with free-floating particles in the anterior chamber. It occurs mainly in the elderly. It often gives rise to glaucoma (pseudoexfoliation glaucoma). The origin of the pseudoexfoliative material is believed to be secondary to an abnormal basement membrane, produced by ageing epithelial cells in the eye, as well as in the skin and visceral organs. See pseudoexfoliation glaucoma; pseudoexfoliation syndrome.
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(14,15,16,17,18,19,20) In addition, a study comparing patients with pseudoexfoliation glaucoma (PXG), primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), and a control group showed that depression was significantly more common in the pseudoexfoliative group while the POAG and control groups had similar rates of depression, suggesting that PES may be associated with depression.
Ocular clinical profile of patients with pseudoexfoliation syndrome in a tertiary eye care centre in south India.
Any secondary form of glaucoma cases such as pigmentary glaucoma, uveitic, pseudoexfoliation, and history of steroid use or ocular trauma was excluded.
Pseudoexfoliation syndrome (PES) is a disorder of the extracellular matrix characterized by the progressive accumulation of abnormal fibrillary material in many ocular tissues.
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Two eyes exhibited Fuchs' corneal endothelial dystrophy and two corneal endotheliopathy attributable to pseudoexfoliation syndrome (PEX).
It may improve knowledge about the molecular mechanisms of several eye diseases (e.g., cataract, glaucoma, pseudoexfoliation syndrome, or age-related macular degeneration) and even indicate metabolic pathways which can be promising drug targets.
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