What Is Exfoliation Glaucoma?

Question: What is exfoliation glaucoma? Answer: Pseudoexfoliation glaucoma is a secondary type of glaucoma, and in this type of glaucoma there is a white fibrillary material that can actually cover the lens, go on the iris or the colored part of your eye or also in the drainage system of the eye, and it physically blocks the fluid from actually leaving the eye. We can still try to treat patients with pseudoexfoliation with medications or with laser. But in this type of glaucoma, the pressure can go up very high and generally affects just one eye, but we can see it in both eyes.