Project 7: DED and cataract surgery

Project Description

A dysfunctional pre-corneal tear film may limit the accuracy of pre-surgical calculations and impact post-operative vision, refractive and patient-reported outcomes after cataract surgery. A decrease in tear secretion or an increase in tear evaporation can result in hyperosmolarity of the tear film.

The purpose of this study is to determine the variability of pre-surgical calculations in normal and hyperosmolar populations presenting for cataract surgery.  Its secondary aims include determination of post-operative refractive predictability and visual and patient-reported outcomes in normal and hyperosmolar populations. The results will be linked to ESR 10’s findings to assess how different treatments impact the results of cataract surgery.

Host Institution

Optegra (Germany)