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10 - 14 Sept. 2016, Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Dry eye syndrome after phacoemulsification surgery

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Session Details

Session Title: Presented Poster Session: Dry Eye

Session Date/Time: Tuesday 13/09/2016 | 09:30-11:00

Paper Time: 09:30

Venue: Poster Village: Pod 1

First Author: : P.Dimitrakas GREECE

Co Author(s): :    D. Pagoulatos   T. Stauropoulou   C. Koutsandrea        

Abstract Details

Purpose:

The aim of this study was to evaluate the course of dry eye syndrome after phacoemulsification surgery.

Setting:

1st Ophthalmology Department, University of Athens, Greece.

Methods:

This study was performed in 60 patients with cataract, 25 males and 35 females, derived in two groups. First group with 30 patients with chronic dry eye syndrome and second group with 30 patients without dry eye syndrome, who underwent cataract surgery. Their mean age was 72.5 (range 60-85) years old. Schirmer test and Break-up Time (BUT) values were examined preoperatively, 1st postoperative week, 1st postoperative month and 3rd postoperative month.

Results:

The mean postoperative 1st week,1st month Schirmer test values were significantly lower (3,8 mm,6,2mm respectively in 1st group and 9,1mm,14,3mm respectively in 2nd group) than preoperative Schirmer test value (8,2mm in 1st group and 16,6mm in 2nd group), however 3rd month preoperative value were not significantly different from preoperative value (8mm in 1st group and 16.2mm in 2nd group). The mean postoperative 1st week and 1st month BUT values were significantly lower (4,3sec & 6,5 sec respectively in 1st group and 7,3sec & 8.9sec respectively in 2nd group)than preoperative BUT value (7.9sec in 1st group and 10.7sec in 2nd group), however 3rd month value (7.7sec in 1st group and 10.4sec in 2nd group) were not significantly different from preoperative value.

Conclusions:

Phacoemulsification surgery may aggravate the signs and symptoms of dry eye and affect dry test values in chronic dry eye patients in short-term. In patients without chronic dry eye syndrome, phaco may lead to mild dry eye symptoms and affect dry test values in short-term, especially in females patients. However, in long-term, signs and symptoms of dry eye decrease and dry eye test values return to preoperative values, in both groups.

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