Pseudoexfoliation Risk and Symptoms
Who Is at Risk for Pseudoexfoliation?
Anyone can get pseudoexfoliation (PXF), but it is more common in people:
- of Northern European ancestry
- who have family members with PXF glaucoma
- aged 50 or older
PXF is also more commonly found in women.
It is possible, but not proven, that UV light exposure, high altitude, northern latitude and diet may play a role in developing PXF.
What Are Symptoms of PXF?
PXF glaucoma does not have any noticeable symptoms. High pressure inside the eye does not cause any pain, so patients can slowly lose vision without knowing it.