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My Protocol for Ocular Surface Optimization Prior to Refractive Cataract Surgery

Author(s)/Faculty: Neel R. Desai, MD
Release Date: 10/20/2016Expiration Date: 10/19/2018
Credit Type: CMENumber of Credits: 0.25
Content Type: LectureProvider:
Dry eye syndrome is defined as a disorder of the tear film caused by tear deficiency or excessive tear evaporation, which causes damage to the interpalpebral ocular surface and is associated with symptoms of ocular discomfort. The efficacy and safety of refractive surgery is not necessarily affected by preexisting dry eye. A goal for ocular surface optimization is a pristine, regenerative healing of the corneal epithelium.  This CME activity will discuss a protocol for ocular surface optimization prior to refractive cataract surgery.