MAR 14, 2011
This article focuses on the consequences of zonular pathology in patients with pseudoexfoliation syndrome (PXF) and how this pathology influences cataract surgical technique and prognosis. PXF is an age-related condition associated with a LOXL1 genetic defect in which fibrillar extracellular material builds up throughout the body wherever the relevant enzyme is missing. Strangely, its only known manifestation occurs in the eye despite the enzyme's presence in many other organs. The ONE Media Library also has a video from Dr. Arbisser in which she demonstrates her surgical technique in PXF patients.