Abstract

TO ASSESS THE PROPORTION AND SEVERITY OF DRY EYE FOLLOWING CLEAR CORNEA PHACOEMULSIFICATION SURGERY

Author(s): Udayaditya Mukhopadhya

Dry eye is a multifactorial disease of the ocular surface characterized by a loss of homeostasis of the tear film. Corneal nerves are important in the self-regulation of a tear since they provide the sensation in the feedback loop that signals tear production. In clear corneal phacoemulsification surgeries, the ocular surface may alter and disrupt normal tear function. We wanted to determine the proportion and severity of dry eye following clear corneal phacoemulsification surgery.