Changes in corneal and conjunctival sensitivity, tear film stability, and tear secretion after strabismus surgery

Yoon Hee Chang, Jin Sook Yoon, Jee Ho Chang, Sueng Han Han, Ho Min Lew, Jong Bok Lee

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Abstract

Purpose: Some patients complain of a foreign body sensation, a burning sensation, or dryness after strabismus surgery. We prospectively investigated the changes in corneal and conjunctival sensitivity, tear film stability, and tear secretion after strabismus surgery. Patients and Methods: Corneal and conjunctival sensitivity were assessed with an esthesiometer, tear film breakup time was measured, and the Schirmer test was performed prospectively (preoperatively and 1 week, 1 month, and 3 months postoperatively) in 83 patients (124 eyes) who underwent strabismus surgery at our institution. Results: There were no significant changes in corneal sensitivity, tear film stability, or tear secretion after strabismus surgery (P > .05). Conjunctival sensitivity decreased significantly after strabismus surgery (P < .05). Conclusion: Discomfort and dryness after strabismus surgery do not seem to be related to changes in corneal sensitivity, tear film stability, or tear secretion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-99
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Volume43
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Ophthalmology

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