Exfoliation (pseudoexfoliation) syndrome: toward a new understanding. Proceedings of the First International Think Tank

Acta Ophthalmol Scand. 2001 Apr;79(2):213-7. doi: 10.1034/j.1600-0420.2001.079002213.x.


Exfoliation (pseudoexfoliation; PEX) syndrome is the single most common identifiable cause of open-angle glaucoma, however, very few investigators are engaged in basic research on this disease. To stimulate the field, the First International Think Tank on Exfoliation Syndrome was held in New York in July 1999, comprising clinicians and scientists. This report is a summary of the proceedings of this meeting.

Publication types

  • Congress
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Exfoliation Syndrome* / complications
  • Exfoliation Syndrome* / metabolism
  • Fibrillins
  • Glaucoma, Open-Angle / etiology
  • Glaucoma, Open-Angle / metabolism
  • Humans
  • Intraocular Pressure
  • Microfilament Proteins / metabolism


  • Fibrillins
  • Microfilament Proteins