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Not a dry eye in the surgery.
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Cataract surgery is an exacting process.
You rely on more than just your skill.

Lenses, instrumentation and technology play a critical part in each procedure. You need them to be accurate, consistent and reliable, because you want to achieve better than half-dioptre accuracy to target every time.

But no matter the skill, or the precision of the equipment, occasionally there’s a post-op surprise.

It’s not the skill.
It’s not the equipment.

We believe a significant contributor to post-op surprise is undiagnosed dry eye.
Dry eye may distort the biometry results and, consequently, the cataract procedure is compromised – creating a discrepancy of up to three dioptres from target.  These unexpected results are, to a large extent, unavoidable.

Now there is a simple, cost effect solution.

It’s called TearLab.

No surprise package.

TearLab is a ‘no surprise’ package.

It identifies whether (and to what extent) a patient may be suffering from dry eye by ascertaining the health of the tear film. This is done by measuring tear osmolarity. It acts as a screening procedure to identify patients that have elevated osmolarity which can effect pre-surgical keratometry measurements. Left undiagnosed and untreated, significant changes in keratometry readings could impact surgical planning and surgical outcomes. By ensuring the biometry of the lens choice is optimally exact, we can therefore minimise  potential refractive surprises.

TearLab is a point-of-care diagnostic device. The process is simple, and provides a result that is quick, precise and predictive. From there, the next course of action can be made from an informed position:

No dry eye:Proceed with pre-surgical planning and cataract surgery
Moderate dry eye:A course of eye drops followed by pre-surgical planning (on an optimal ocular surface) and scheduled cataract surgery with no further osmolarity testing
Clinical dry eye:Referral to a dry eye specialist

Whatever the result, the chance of a post op surprise has been significantly reduced.

(For optimum results, we recommend MBI lenses – they are world innovators, and we believe clearly the best-performing lenses available, with up to 89% of patients within 0.5D of target as shown across a study of 100 patients in Australia*. Click here to read more.)

* Data available on file, IQ Medical