Surgical Factors Affecting Changes in Ocular Surface Dynamics in the Early Postoperative Period After 25-Gauge Vitrectomy.
Tatsuhiko Sato, Shizuka Koh, Yu-Ichi Yasukura, Masanori Kanai, Yumi Noguchi, Vishal Jhanji, Kohji Nishida
Eye Contact Lens | Published : 2019
OBJECTIVES: Because vitrectomy-associated postoperative ocular surface changes are not well known, we evaluated such changes before and after vitrectomy in eyes with posterior segment diseases and investigated their associations with patients' characteristics and surgical procedures. METHODS: Thirty-five eyes of 32 consecutive patients (16 women; average age 66.6±11.1 years) were included in this prospective, noncomparative case series from tertiary care university hospital. Contact lens wearers and patients with history of ocular surgery or regular use of topical eyedrops were excluded. Patients had undergone primary 25-gauge vitrectomy at Osaka University Hospital in Japan between July and..View full abstract