Treatments of Pseudoexfoliation Glaucoma
Publish date 06-03-2016


Treatments of Pseudoexfoliation Glaucoma © 2016 American Academy of Ophthalmology

 

 

 

Treatments of Pseudoexfoliation Glaucoma​



There is a difference between Pseudoexfoliation syndrome and Pseudoexfoliation glaucoma. Not all patients with Pseudoexfoliation syndrome will end up with glaucoma.

There is no treatment for the PEX syndrome but every patient with it should be followed up at least once a year for intraocular pressure measurement.

In case the patient develops pseudoexfoliation glaucoma, the treatment will be with anti glaucoma eye drops and also glaucoma laser surgery in which patient will have excellent respond to laser trabeculoplasty.

In case the patients have poor response to anti glaucoma medications and to laser treatment, surgical treatment is the only option available.