Thursday, March 05, 2020 11:01 AM

DID YOU KNOW? UP TO 75% OF CATARACT PATIENTS SUFFER FROM DRY EYE DISEASE - AOP

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Its well-established that cataract surgery can either worsen or trigger dry eye. In fact, up to 75% of cataract patients suffer from dry eye, highlighting that dry eye may be a hidden obstacle to patient satisfaction after surgery.

An instability in the tear film, caused by dry eye, has been shown to impact the preoperative biometry that can lead to incorrect intraocular lens (IOL) calculations2. The impact of this has been reported to influence pre-surgical biometry by up to two dioptres3, through the change in thickness and quality of the tear film.

The 2018 European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) Clinical Survey data on ocular surface diseases highlighted that despite 90% of respondents agreeing that even mild-moderate dry eye disease significantly impacts preoperative keratometry and IOL calculation4,fewer than half of the physicians are examining the ocular surface before cataract surgery4. How often do you treat dry eye disease at your practice?

Community care offers an important role in supporting the best visual outcomes for your patients. Treating dry eye before patients are referred for biometry measurements will optimise your patients results.

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