Treating dry eye before cataract surgery improves outcomes

SAN DIEGO — Dry eye signs and symptoms, as well as higher-order aberrations, improved in patients scheduled for cataract surgery when treated preoperatively with Xiidra, according to a speaker here.
“There was a clear and significant improvement in [root mean square] higher-order aberrations when lifitegrast was used,” as well as improved accuracy of preoperative biometry, John A. Hovanesian, MD, FACS, said at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery annual meeting.
Hovanesian and colleagues measured biometry in patients with cataract and significant dry eye

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