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Ocular Surgeries

One of the most important risk factors for Dry Eye are some ocular surgeries, such as cataract and refractive surgeries, like nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), presbyopia or astigmatism—being LASIK (i.e., laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) the most popular method applied.

After performing this type of surgery, most patients experience some eye disorders associated to the surgery, especially Dry Eye Disease (DED).

In people with unstable tear film, there may be variation of more than 1.0D, which can correspond to an error of the same magnitude in lens power calculation and thus significantly impact vision.

Beatrice Cochener-Lamard, MD FACS

Unresolved ocular surface disease (DED) represents a major risk factor for suboptimal outcomes in refractive surgery. Untreated preoperative dry eye disease (DED) and meibomian glands dysfunction (MGD) can impact the accuracy of refractive calculation and contribute to poor vision outcome. Existing DED, both asymptomatic and symptomatic, can be exacerbated during surgery and lead to postoperative patient dissatisfaction with their cataract procedure.

Marc Labetoulle, MD, PhD

Suggested Protocol


Single usage
Joint usage
Pathology Technology Suggested Protocol
> No. Treatments > Frequency (Days Apart)
Pathology> Frequency (Days Apart) Technology OPE® IPL LM® LLLT
Suggested Protocol > No. Treatments 1 to 2 > Frequency (Days Apart) 5 to 10
Not all treatments can be applied in all countries.

Scientific Coverage

LABETOULLE, Marc. Making Treatment Decisions For Dry Eye Disease, ESCRS / EuCornea, 2020.

ARZEL, Florian. Treatment of meibomian dysfunction by pulsed light and photo-biomodulation, Les Chaiers, 2021.

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