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Cynthia Matossian, Hawaiian Eye and Retina 2023: The importance of a stable tear film in preoperative measurements for cataract surgery

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Published Online: Jan 26th 2023

An unstable tear film in cataract patients can affect the accuracy of IOL calculations and result in suboptimal refractive outcomes. In this touchOPHTHALMOLOGY interview, we speak with Dr Cynthia Matossian (Matossian Eye Associates, New Hope, PA, USA) to discuss the importance of a stable tear film and the limitations of current methods of tear film screening.

The abstract entitled ‘Varenicline and Tear Film Imaging: Preliminary Study Results’ was presented at Hawaiian Eye and Retina meeting, 14-20 January 2023.

Questions:

  1. What is the importance of a stable tear film in preoperative measurements for cataract surgery? (0:25)
  2. What are the limitations of current methods of tear film screening? (1:38)

Disclosures: Cynthia Matossian is a consultant for Oyster Point Pharma.

Support: Interview and filming supported by Touch Medical Media. Interview conducted by Lisa Glass.

Filmed as a highlight of Hawaiian Eye

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