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Cataract surgery in the face of ocular surface disease

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Title: Cataract surgery in the face of ocular surface disease
Author(s): Movahedan, Asadolah; Djalilian, Ali R.
Subject(s): Ocular surface disease cataract surgery dry eye blepharitis lid margin disease
Abstract: Purpose of review: This paper reviews the importance of ocular surface management in patients undergoing cataract surgery. The current strategies for the diagnosis and management of ocular surface disease in cataract surgery patients are discussed. Recent findings: The current trend is to diagnose and treat ocular surface disease before cataract surgery using a stepwise regimen tailored to the individual patient and disease severity. Summary: Maintaining a healthy ocular surface is essential for achieving the best visual outcome in cataract patients. Ocular surface preparation is beneficial not only in patients with established ocular surface disease, but also in those with minimal signs or symptoms of surface disease.
Issue Date: 2012-01
Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Citation Info: Movahedan A, Djalilian AR. Cataract surgery in the face of ocular surface disease. Current Opinion in Ophthalmology. 2012 Jan;23(1):68-72. doi: 10.1097/ICU.0b013e32834d90b7
Type: Article
Description: Post print version of article may differ from published version. The final publication is available at www.lww.com/; DOI:10.1097/ICU.0b013e32834d90b7
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10027/10477
ISSN: 1531-7021
Date Available in INDIGO: 2013-12-06
 

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