Angela Chappell
Pseudoexfoliation of Human Eye, 2001

Slit lamp photograph, color transparency film

Ophthalmology Department, Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park, Australia

Pseudoexfoliation includes fibrillar deposits, which appear like flakes in the anterior chamber of the eye on the ocular lens capsule. Pseudoexfoliation is a disease that occurs in the aging of the lens capsule and is a major risk factor for the development of a type of glaucoma that can progress to blindness. Because this condition is located in the anterior chamber of the eye in a region almost invisible to human vision, specialized lighting from a slit lamp is required to make it visible. In this type of work, the tiniest of structures are made visible using a narrow and highly angular lighting.

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