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

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The influence of preoperative meibomian gland disease (MGD) and blinking rate on dry eye disease after cataract 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: 10:40

Venue: Poster Village: Pod 1

First Author: : J.Lee SOUTH KOREA

Co Author(s): :    Y. Cho              

Abstract Details

Purpose:

The aim of this study is to analyze the influence of preoperative factors such as meibomian gland disease (MGD) and blinking rate on the postoperative dry eye disease after cataract surgery.

Setting:

Department of Ophthalmology, the catholic university of Korea, St. Vincent's Hospital, Suwon, Korea

Methods:

100 eyes of 85 patients who had undergone cataract surgery were enrolled. Patients were stratified into three groups by the severity of MGD (MGD Grade I, MGD Grade II and MGD Grade III) and into two groups by the frequency of blinking (Blink I and Blink II). We recorded the indexes of dry eye such as Ocular surface disease index (OSDI), tear break up time (tBUT), Schirmer's test and corneal staining at preoperatively and postoperative week 1, 2, 5, 9. We compared the indexes, preoperatively and postoperatively between groups stratified by the severity of MGD and blinking rate.

Results:

In comparison of groups stratified by the severity of MGD, MGD Grade III group showed high OSDI and short tBUT compared to MGD Grade I and II groups postoperatively as well as preoperatively (p<0.05). In comparison of groups stratified by blinking rate, Blink II group showed high OSDI compared to Blink I group preoperatively (p<0.05) and also showed high OSDI and short tBUT compared to Blink I group postoperatively (p<0.05).

Conclusions:

The severity of MGD which exist preoperatively can affect the aggravation of dry eye disease after cataract surgery. Blinking rate can be a preoperative factor which can predict the aggravation of postoperative dry eye disease. The treatment of MGD before cataract surgery can be a therapeutic option to prevent aggravation of dry eye disease after cataract surgery.

Financial Disclosure:

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