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Is pseudoexfoliation associated with sensorineural hearing loss?
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PMID:  21063289     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVE: To determine the possible relation between pseudoexfoliation (PSX) and sensorineural hearing loss.
METHODS: This study was carried out in Afyon Kocatepe University, Afyon, Turkey between July 2002 and June 2005. Sixty-three patients who were found to have ocular PSX on routine biomicroscopic examination, and 38 age-matched control subjects were evaluated for evidence of audiometric abnormality. The sum of pure-tone hearing threshold measured at 250-2000 Hz, 2000-6000 Hz, and 250-6000 Hz in each ear was compared with controls for the same frequencies.
RESULTS: The mean age of the patients was 68.4+/-10.3 years. All patients had PSX affecting at least one eye. Fifty (79.4%) patients with PSX, and 10 (26.3%) control subjects were found to have hearing loss (p=0.00, chi-square). From the 50 patients with PSX who had hearing loss, 34 patients had bilateral PSX, and 16 patients had unilateral PSX. Twenty-nine patients had high frequency hearing loss, while 20 patients had hearing loss in all frequencies. Forty-eight patients with PSX and 7 controls had bilateral sensorineural hearing loss (p=0.030).
CONCLUSION: Sensorineural hearing loss was seen more frequently in patients with PSX in comparison with age-matched control subjects.
Faruk Ozturk; Emin Kurt; Umit U Inan; Sefa Derekoy; Sitki S Ermis; Ali Asagidag
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurosciences (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1319-6138     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurosciences (Riyadh)     Publication Date:  2008 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101252453     Medline TA:  Neurosciences (Riyadh)     Country:  Saudi Arabia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  61-4     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Kocatepe University, Afyon, Turkey.
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