In addition, we can address MGD with thermal pulsation therapy and add local-regional therapies for local-regional comorbidities such as IPL for rosacea.
With treatment, signs and symptoms of dry eye will improve significantly. After we optimize the surface, we proceed with successful cataract surgery.
But dry eye isn’t just something we need to get out of the way for cataract surgery. It affects patients’ lives very deeply, every day.
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Laura M. Periman, MD, is Ocular Surface Disease Expert and Director of Dry Eye Services and Clinical Research at Evergreen Eye Center in Seattle, WA. She discloses relationship with Allergan, Bruder, BioTissue, Eyedetec, Lumenis, Science Based Health, Shire, Sun, TearLab and Visant. Follow her on Twitter at @DryEyeMaster.