Int Ophthalmol (2018) 38:1261–1273 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10792-017-0590-7 ORIGINAL PAPER Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose 2% for dry eye prevention during phacoemulsiﬁcation in senile and diabetic patients . . . Maierhaba Yusufu Xin Liu Tianyu Zheng . . Fan Fan Jianjiang Xu Yi Luo Received: 26 December 2016 / Accepted: 5 June 2017 / Published online: 11 July 2017 Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2017 Abstract Schirmer I test, tear meniscus height, depth and area Purpose To assess the effect of hydroxypropyl and subjective symptoms. Intraoperative application methylcellulose (HPMC) 2% to prevent dry eye frequency was also assessed. during phacoemulsiﬁcation in senile and diabetic Results The mean age of patients was 68.7 ± patients. 2.3 years. The application frequency of BSS during Methods This prospective interventional case series surgery was signiﬁcantly reduced in HPMC group comprised 60 eyes (44 patients) with age-related (P = 0.001). The incidence of dry eye syndrome cataract scheduled for standardized phacoemulsiﬁca- (DES) was signiﬁcantly reduced in HPMC group in tion surgery. The patients were assigned to receive both senile and diabetic patients. Scores of subjective either balanced saline solution (BSS, 30 eyes) or symptoms were signiﬁcantly higher in the BSS group HPMC 2% (30 eyes) during surgery. Preoperative and in 1
International Ophthalmology – Springer Journals
Published: Jul 11, 2017
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