|Year : 2018 | Volume
| Issue : 6 | Page : 852
The fine art of pseudoexfoliation
Constantine D Georgakopoulos, Olga E Makri
Department of Ophthalmology, Medical School, University of Patras, Patra, Greece
|Date of Web Publication||22-May-2018|
Dr. Olga E Makri
Department of Ophthalmology, Medical School, University of Patras, Patras 26504
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Georgakopoulos CD, Makri OE. The fine art of pseudoexfoliation. Indian J Ophthalmol 2018;66:852
Pseudoexfoliation is a common age-related condition characterized by production and deposition of whitish extracellular material in eye's anterior segment structures. Pseudoexfoliation material deposits in the anterior capsule are peeled-off by iris movements and can be macroscopically seen during dilated slit-lamp examination. An 82-year-old male diagnosed with nuclear cataract had pseudoexfoliation material deposits in the anterior capsule that formed a concentric ring [Figure 1]a. Imaging of these deposits with anterior segment optical coherence tomography gave us some artistic pictures, with the most impressive being a multicolor spiral element dangling in the anterior chamber reminding us Van Gogh's Starry Night [Figure 1]b and [Figure 1]c.
|Figure 1: Color (a) and optical coherence tomography imaging (b and c) of pseudoexfoliation material deposits in the anterior capsule|
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