Prevalence of MGD in cataract surgery
- April 1, 2018
Spring has come and cherry blossoms were in full bloom last week in Tokyo.
By the way, I’d like to introduce a new manuscript regarding the prevalence of MGD in cataract surgery.
Prevalence of meibomian gland dysfunction at the time of cataract surgery. Cochener B1, Cassan A2, Omiel L2.
J Cataract Refract Surg. 2018 Feb;44(2):144-148.
This is from France. The study comprised 342 eyes of 180 patients. They investigated lipid layer thickness with LipiView interferometer and the structure of MGs by meibography.Fifty-two percent of patients had meibomian gland dysfunction. Fifty percent of patients with meibomian gland dysfunction were asymptomatic. Meibomian gland function correlated significantly with lipid layer thickness, symptoms, age, and gland atrophy (P < .05).
In conclusion, they say
“Comprehensive preoperative testing should routinely include evaluation of meibomian function.”
I strongly agree with this conclusion! I look forward to further studies.
Have a wonderful week!