Prevalence of Glaucoma among Subjects with Pseudoexfoliation Syndrome at Prince Ali Hospital, Kerak, Jordan

Wael Abulaban

Abstract


Objective: To determine the prevalence of glaucoma among subjects having pseudoexfoliation syndrome in this part of Jordan.

Methods: This is a prospective study conducted by the ophthalmology clinic at Prince Ali Hospital in Kerak province, during the period from November 2003 to April 2004. 400 consecutive patients, aged 40 years or above attending the eye clinic were included in this study.

Results : The prevalence of pseudoexfoliation syndrome among subjects attending the eye clinic at Prince Ali Hospital in Kerak and aged 40 years or above was found to be 21.25%, and the prevalence of glaucoma among those was 27.8% .

Conclusion: Pseudoexfoliation is strongly associated with the presence of glaucoma. Prevalence of exfoliative glaucoma among patients with pseudoexfoliation is average compared to studies from other parts of the world

Keywords


pseudoexfoliation, glaucoma, prevalence

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