Interpretation of ASCRS Algorithm for the Preoperative Diagnosis and Treatment of Ocular Surface Disorders

Authors: Wang Wei,  Xu Wen

DOI: 10.3760/cma.j.cn115989-20200108-00013
Published 2020-07-10
Cite as Chin J Exp Ophthalmol, 2020,38(07): 614-620.

Abstract

Any ocular surface disease (OSD) will affect postoperative visual quality, interfere optical biometry and other measurements before keratorefractive and phacorefractive surgeries.Ocular surgeries, the other way around, will induce or aggravate OSD, leading to the reduction of visual function, aggravation of symptoms, and lowing of patients’ satisfaction.Although the influence of OSD such as dry eye on surgical outcomes had been a common concern of most ophthalmologists nowadays, current guideline as well as modern diagnostic test and advanced treatment for these issues are still underemphasized.Cornea Clinical Committee of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) published the first consensus-based algorithm for the preoperative diagnosis and treatment of OSDs on Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery to provide a methodology of diagnosis and management of OSD efficiently.Here, we translated and interpreted the algorithm to call more attention to ophthalmologists to perioperative OSDs, especially dry eye.

Key words:

Refractive surgery; Ocular surface disorders; Algorithm

Contributor Information

Wang Wei
Eye Center of the Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University Medical College, Hangzhou 310000, China
Xu Wen
Eye Center of the Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University Medical College, Hangzhou 310000, China
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