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International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
www.ijsr.net | Open Access | Fully Refereed | Peer Reviewed International Journal

ISSN: 2319-7064


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Incidence and Pattern of Dry Eye after Phacoemulsification and Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery

Tamil Mani B

Abstract: BACKGROUND: After cataract surgery many patients complain of foreign body sensation, redness, irritation, blurring of vision which are considered as unwanted effects of the surgery. AIM: To evaluate incidence and severity pattern of dry eye after phacoemulsification and manual small incision cataract surgery. METHODS: The study consisted of two group of patients Group 1 underwent phacoemulsification and Group 2 underwent manual small incision cataract surgery (SICS). The dry eye related data was collected preoperatively and at 1 week, 1 month and 3 months postoperatively. Ocular Surface Disease Index Questionnaire, Tear Break -Up Time (TBUT) and Schirmer Test 1 were used to record the type of dry eye. RESULTS: One hundred eyes of 100 patients, including 38 men and 62 women with the mean age of 60 (+12) years were studied. Dry eyes were found in 42 % eyes (p

Keywords: Incidence of dry eye is higher in SICS than Phacoemulsification due to Tear film instability The clinicians should be conscious about dry eye symptoms and signs in an otherwise healthy eye after cataract surgery


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