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This study investigates the relationship between plasma homocysteine levels, anterior chamber depth (ACD), and pseudoexfoliation glaucoma (PEXG) in patients with pseudoexfoliation syndrome. Sixty patients (F:M = 35:25) with pseudoexfoliation (PEX) were divided into two groups based on their plasma homocysteine levels; group 1 (< 20 µmol/L, normal) and group 2 (≥ 20 µmol/L, high). Intraocular pressure (IOP) and ACD values as well as plasma homocysteine levels were compared between the two groups. Moreover, the mean values for ACD and IOP were compared between patients stratified according to the reference upper limit for the homocysteine level (above and below 14 μmol/L), and the prevalence of high IOP was estimated. Groups 1 and 2 showed no statistically significant differences in the mean ACD (3.04 ± 0.28 vs. 3.07 ± 0.31 mm, respectively) and mean IOP (20.63 ± 10.22 vs. 21.67 ± 7.55 mmHg, respectively). Patients with PEX and homocysteine levels > 14 μmol/L had a significantly increased prevalence (P < 0.05) of high IOP (≥ 22 mmHg). Patients with PEX and high homocysteine levels have an increased prevalence of high IOP. No relationship exists between plasma homocysteine levels and ACD. Thus, PEXG should be suspected in patients with PEX and high plasma homocysteine levels. Plasma homocysteine levels could be helpful for the diagnosis of PEXG, although larger sample studies are required to confirm this finding.


Haci Koc, Faruk Kaya. Relationship between homocysteine levels, anterior chamber depth, and pseudoexfoliation glaucoma in patients with pseudoexfoliation. International ophthalmology. 2020 Jul;40(7):1731-1737

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PMID: 32212027

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