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Four times a year our doctors share insights on various topics in OD News, our newsletter for optometry. I hope you find this information interesting and helpful to your practice.

If you have not received certain articles, or wish to review past topics, the entire archive is available on this page. As medical eye care continues to advance and change, some information will undoubtedly be supplanted by new knowledge.

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David Stanfield, OD OD Director

3rd January 2020

PXF Syndrome: Truth or Consequences

by Maynard Pohl, OD Bellevue, WA

Pseudoexfoliation (PXF) syndrome is an age-related systemic disease that targets ocular tissues. Over time, flakes of granular amyloid-like protein fibers from the lens and iris pigment epithelium are deposited on the lens capsule—and to a lesser degree, the ciliary body, zonules, corneal endothelium, and iris. Although its cause is unknown, PXF syndrome is more common in women and people over the age of seventy. The condition also affects some population groups more than others. For example, its prevalence in Scandinavia suggests a genetic component.

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