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

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Prevalence of dry eye disease after cataract surgery

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Session Title: Presented Poster Session: Dry Eye

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

Paper Time: 10:10

Venue: Poster Village: Pod 1

First Author: : A.Deka INDIA

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Abstract Details


To evaluate the prevalence of dry eye diseases following clear corneal phacoemulsification surgery.


Bawri Nethralaya, India


One hundred eyes from 78 patients were enrolled for this prospective study. Preoperative dry eye evaluation was performed. Preoperative Inflammadry kit (MMP-9 evaluation) negative cases were selected. Values such as tear break-up time (tBUT), Schirmer I test (ST-I), tear meniscus height (TMH), and subjective dry eye symptoms (Sx) are recorded and evaluated the postoperative changes in these values. The correlations between corneal incision location, microscopic light exposure time and phacoemulsification energy were evaluated.


There were aggravations in Sx in 30% at 1 month postoperatively and in tBUT (p < 0.05) in 48% at 3 days, 10 days and 1 month postoperatively. Inflammadry kit test was negative postoperatively. All dry eye test values were worse transiently after cataract surgery and started improving without treatment after 1 month. With regard to incision location, there was no difference (p > 0.05).


Cataract surgery may lead to mild to moderate dry eye. However, in most of cases, it is transiently and improves with out dry eye therapy. Through incision site and phacoemulsification power significantly don’t alter dry eye test values, however prolong microscopic light exposure times can have an adverse effect on dry eye test values.

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