Monday, February 14, 2011

Cataract Surgery & Dry Eyes: What You Need to Know Part I

Eye surgeons from around the world were presented some interesting information about cataract surgery at the Hawaiian Eye 2011 meeting. A report was discussed in which the results of a prospective multicenter study that assessed the prevalence of dry eye in 272 eyes that underwent cataract surgery. The study found that more than 60% of eyes had abnormal tear breakup time, 50% of eyes had central corneal staining and 21.3% of eyes had low Schirmer's test results all of which are diagnostic signs of dry eye or dry eye syndrome.

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