Treat, prevent dry eye prior to cataract surgery

May 1, 2012
William B. Trattler, MD

Dr. Trattler, a corneal specialist at Miami's Center for Excellence in Eye Care, Miami.

It is vital to identify and prevent dry eye and blepharitis pre-surgery because these conditions can affect IOL calculations and more.

It is vital to identify and prevent dry eye and blepharitis pre-surgery because these conditions can affect IOL calculations (inaccurate keratometry can lead to incorrect IOL power); limbal relaxing incisions, or toric IOL axis and/or magnitude; and inaccurate topography, which can hinder visual results and surgical outcomes.

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