Pseudoexfoliation: Normative Data and Associations: The Beijing Eye Study 2011 – Corrected Proof

Objective: To assess the prevalence of pseudoexfoliation syndrome (PEX) and its associations in a population-based setting.Design: Population-based, cross-sectional cohort study.Participants: Of 4403 eligible subjects with an age of ≥50 years, 3468 individuals (78.8%) participated in the Beijing Eye Study 2011 (mean age, 64.6±9.8 years; range, 50–93 years).Methods: All study participants underwent a detailed ophthalmologic examination. After medical pupil dilation, PEX was assessed by an experienced ophthalmologist using slit-lamp-based biomicroscopy.Main Outcome Measures: Prevalence and associations of PEX.Results: Slit-lamp examination results were available for 3022 study participants (87.1%). Definite pseudoexfoliation was observed in 72 of the 3022 subjects, with a prevalence of (Read more...)

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