Pseudoexfoliation syndrome and meibomian gland dysfunction

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Pseudoexfoliation syndrome (PEX) is a relatively widespread generalized age-related disease of connective tissue. The condition of meibomians gland in patients with PEX not evaluated yet. Purpose. To evaluate the condition of meibomians glands in PEX. Methods. 132 eyes of 66 patients with PEX syndrome and 128 eyes of 64 patients without it were enrolled in the prospective study. Results. Signs of atonic changes of meibomians glands were similar in both groups. Meibomians gland dysfunction was significantly more expressed in patients with PEX (p < 0,05).

Vitaly V Potemkin

Author for correspondence.
FSBEI HE I.P. Pavlov SPbSMU MOH Russia
Russian Federation

PhD, assistant professor. Department of Ophthalmology

Elena V Ageeva
FSBEI HE I.P. Pavlov SPbSMU MOH Russia
Russian Federation

resident. Department of Ophthalmology

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