Precipitazioni sull'endotelio [Pigment Dispersion Syndrome]

Swann, Peter G. & Zeri, Fabrizio (2011) Precipitazioni sull'endotelio [Pigment Dispersion Syndrome]. Lenti a Contatto, XIII(3), pp. 93-94.

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Arguably, the most common patient seen in contact lens practice in our communities is the young adult white myope. The incidence of eye disease in this group of patients is very low, particularly if the genetically determined problems are excluded. However, there is one condition that should always be anticipated and searched for, especially in males. In fact, it affects 2-4% of these individuals and is known as pigment dispersion syndrome. This is important because 25-50% of these patients will get secondary or pigmentary glaucoma because of the pigment dispersion. It can be inherited as an autosomal dominant trait and has been mapped to chromosome 7. It is usually bilateral and is rarely encountered in patients of darker skin such as Asians and African-Americans.

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ID Code: 48775
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Keywords: pigment dispersion syndrome
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Optometry & Vision Science
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 20 Feb 2012 22:47
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2012 04:09

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