Disease Information for Exfoliation syndrome

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Peeling skin
Skin sloughing/denuded/raw/oozing areas
Acutely ill patient/signs
Debilitated
Crusting on eyelids
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Acute only
Course/Eventual terminal event/death possible
Course/Severe illness
Course/Subacute
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings - Decreased
Folic acid/Folate (Lab)
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Dermatologic/Subcutaneous (category)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Burn/extensive
Pathophysiology/Skin surface/denuded areas
Process
PROCESS/Pathophysiologic disorder (category)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Antibiotic ointment/unction
Surgical Procedures or Treatments
SX/Biopsy
Definition

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)

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