International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2020)

Effect on tear film after SICS and Phacoemulsification: A comparative study


Dr. Akshaydeep Jain, Dr. Sanjeev Kumar, Dr. VK Malik

Aim: To study and compare the tear function parameters (TBUT, Schirmer test -1) and clinical manifestations of dry eye with the help OSDI (ocular surface disease index) score preoperatively and postoperatively in patients of small incision cataract surgery (SICS) and phacoemulsification. Material and methods: The present randomized prospective study was conducted on 100 patients from August 2017-July 2019 attending outpatient Department of Ophthalmology of Chhatarpati Shivaji Subharti Hospital, Meerut. Patients were divided in two groups of 50 each i.e. Group A (who underwent SICS) and group B (who underwent Phacoemulsification). Complete ocular examination was done which included questionnaire using OSDI score and slit lamp bio microscope examination, tear film breakup time and schirmer test-1.Data analysis was done using SPSS software. Results: All the dry eye tests conducted on the eyes undergoing cataract surgery showed deterioration following cataract surgery. Both SICS and Phacoemulsification cause significant decrease in TBUT,ST-1 and OSDI score values at post-op 1week,4th week and 8th week. Conclusion: Both SICS and Phaco surgery can cause or aggravate dry eye and affect the dry eye test values in postoperative period up to 2 months.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Akshaydeep Jain, Dr. Sanjeev Kumar, Dr. VK Malik. Effect on tear film after SICS and Phacoemulsification: A comparative study. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 6, Issue 3, 2020, Pages 46-50
International Journal of Medical and Health Research