Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Cataract Surgery Success & Dry Eye

“We take a success optimizing approach toward our cataract surgery consultations-and that often includes careful diagnosis and treatment of dry eyes and eye surface problems even before the actual surgery”, commented San Antonio Cornea & Cataract Surgeon Lisa Martén, M.D. of the South Texas Eye Institute. “Many cataract patients may not even realize the need for help with dry eye problems in order to get the most comfortable and quickest visual recovery after cataract surgery.”

“Really taking care to make sure that we have evaluated the quality and quantity of tears along with the health of the ocular surface and eyelid margins is essential in helping get patients the best results after cataract surgery'” noted Leslie Doctor, M.D., a Connecticut Cataract Surgeon & Cornea Specialist at Doctor & Associates with offices serving Fairfield County in Westport, Wilton and Norwalk. “This is particularly important for our patients who are having astigmatism correcting toric lens implants and near vision presbyopia correcting lens implants where the expectations of having really good vision after cataract surgery are pretty high.”

“Our San Antonio cataract patients are often quite challenged by the environmental dust and dryness we have in San Antonio,” stated Dr. Martén. “Fortunately, today we have a number of effective options to help our cataract patients with dry eyes and can get them to successful outcomes,” she noted.

Houston cataract surgery patients experience the same sorts of ocular surface and dry eye challenges as well-the environment in combination with aging effects and even some of the side effects of the systemic medications they are taking mean that we just have to look a little more carefully and work a little harder to be sure we do whatever is necessary to get our Houston cataract patients the best overall results,” stated Galveston and Houston Cataract Surgeon Bernard Milstein, M.D. of The Eye Clinic of Texas.

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