J Korean Ophthalmol Soc.  2009 Nov;50(11):1735-1739.

An Incidental Finding of Pseudoexfoliation in Patient With Ophthalmic Artery Occlusion

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  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Soonchunhyang University Cheonan Hospital, Cheonan, Korea. ophdrkim@schch.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
To report a case of pseudoexfoliation in the unaffected eye in a patient with ophthalmic artery occlusion. CASE SUMMARY: A 49-year-old female presented with sudden vision loss in her right eye. On the initial examination, best corrected visual acuity was 20/500 in the right eye, and 20/20 in the left eye. Intraocular pressure in both eyes was 17 mmHg. Fundus examination showed retinal edema and a cotton wool spot in the right eye. There was a filling delay of choroidal and retinal vessels in the fluorescein angiography. On the slit lamp examination, there was pseudoexfoliation material around the pupil margin and lens capsule in the unaffected eye but no evidence of glaucoma. At the six-month follow-up, best corrected visual acuity in the right eye improved to 20/30 and a retinal nerve fiber layer defect was found at the spot of the previous cotton wool spot. On the visual field examination, visual defects corresponded with a retinal nerve fiber layer defect.
CONCLUSIONS
Pseudoexfoliation may be related to a systemic vascular disorder.

Keyword

Ophthalmic artery occlusion; Pseudoexfoliation syndrome; Systemic vascular disorder

MeSH Terms

Choroid
Exfoliation Syndrome
Eye
Female
Fluorescein Angiography
Follow-Up Studies
Glaucoma
Humans
Incidental Findings
Intraocular Pressure
Middle Aged
Nerve Fibers
Ophthalmic Artery
Papilledema
Pupil
Retinal Vessels
Retinaldehyde
Vision, Ocular
Visual Acuity
Visual Fields
Wool
Retinaldehyde
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