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pseudoexfoliation of lens capsule


Definition: deposition in all parts of the eye, including the lens capsule, of a material derived from basement membranes. If this material clogs the trabecular meshwork, impeding the outflow of aqueous humor from the eye, glaucoma may result.

See: exfoliation syndrome, pseudoexfoliative glaucoma

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