Pseudoexfoliation syndrome in a 27-year-old patient: a case report [letter]

Agustín Nicolás Lucas, Irene Copati, Delia Sivori, Amund Ringvold
2021 Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia  
Pseudoexfoliation syndrome is more frequent in people aged >50 yeears, and its prevalence increases with age. Few reports have described cases in younger patients, all with a history of ocular surgery, especially iris resection. Herein, we describe the case of a 27-year old man with bilateral advanced glaucoma and pseudoexfoliation material in OS. He had undergone cataract surgeries OU and a penetrating keratoplasty OD during childhood. Currently, he presented with an intraocular pressure of 40
more » ... mmHg OU. The OS showed a white flaky material in the pupillary rim and anterior capsule and a Sampaolesi line as a gonioscopic finding. Trabeculectomy was performed OU, and intraocular pressure control was achieved. Unlike other previously reported cases, this patient did not present any apparent iris manipulation in the affected eye. However, he did undergo an iridectomy in the contralateral eye. This is also the first case to be accompanied by bilateral glaucoma at the time of detection of the pseudoexfoliation material.
doi:10.5935/0004-2749.20210041 pmid:33567030 fatcat:cu57allm7fh7fabr6hbx6g37mm