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Title: Tear film stability in patients with pseudexfoliation
Authors: Vulović D.
Pavlovic D.
Janicijevic K.
Todorovic, Danijela
Lutovac M.
Paunovic V.
Petrovic, Nenad
Jovanovic, Svetlana
Zdravkovic, Nemanja
Issue Date: 2018
Abstract: © 2018, University of Kragujevac, Faculty of Science. All rights reserved. Pseudoexfoliation syndrome is an age related disorder, characterized by abnormal fibrous fiber production and accumulation in different visceral organs as well as in the eye and periocular tissues. Hystological examination recorded the presence of the pseudoexfoliation in the conjunctiva, and they can disturb the accessory lacrimal gland and goblet cell function. This can explain tear film instability in patients with pseudoexfoliations. In our study, we examined the tear film stability in patients with and without pseudoexfoliation, using Schirmer test and tear break up time test. Our results indicated that patients with pseudoexfoliation had lower values of Schirmer and tear break up time tests than patients without it. Pseudoexfoliation is the main reason for the instability of the tear film, because of its negative impact on the conjucnti-val goblet cells. In conclusion, ophthalmologists must have these data on their mind in the process of the pseudoexfoliation glaucoma treatment and controlling.
Type: article
DOI: 10.1515/SJECR-2017-0002
ISSN: 1820-8665
SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-85077259118
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Medical Sciences, Kragujevac

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