With a history of two traumatic injuries to my eye, could my pseudoexfoliation be a result of that trauma?
Pseudoexfoliation syndrome (or PXF, when small flakes of protein build up inside the eye) was first described over 50 years ago, but the cause still remains unknown.
PXF can raise pressure inside the eye (intraocular pressure, or IOP) and lead to glaucoma. There may be multiple reasons behind the risk for PXF. But there is no evidence we have now that trauma causes the condition.
If you have pseudoexfoliation syndrome, see your ophthalmologist regularly to check for signs of glaucoma, which can cause vision loss without treatment.
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