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Exfoliation Syndrome MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Exfoliation Syndrome
Tree Number(s)
C11.941.375.285
Unique ID
D017889
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017889
Annotation
shedding of pigment from the iris
Scope Note
The deposition of flaky, translucent fibrillar material most conspicuous on the anterior lens capsule and pupillary margin but also in both surfaces of the iris, the zonules, trabecular meshwork, ciliary body, corneal endothelium, and orbital blood vessels. It sometimes forms a membrane on the anterior iris surface. Exfoliation refers to the shedding of pigment by the iris. (Newell, Ophthalmology, 7th ed, p380)
Entry Term(s)
Exfoliation Glaucoma
Exfoliative Syndrome
Glaucoma Capsulare
Pseudo-Exfoliation Syndrome
Pseudoexfoliation Of The Lens
Pseudoexfoliation Syndrome
Previous Indexing
Eye Diseases (1966-1976)
Glaucoma (1972-1993)
Glaucoma, Open-Angle (1982-1993)
Lens Diseases (1977-1993)
Lens, Crystalline (1966-1976)
See Also
Glaucoma, Open-Angle
Public MeSH Note
94
History Note
94
Date Established
1994/01/01
Date of Entry
1993/06/03
Revision Date
2012/07/03
Exfoliation Syndrome Preferred
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