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Frontiers in Medical Science Research, 2023, 5(12); doi: 10.25236/FMSR.2023.051212.

Research progress on the clinical application of traditional Chinese and Western medicine in the treatment of dry eye after phacoemulsification cataract surgery


Xu Bing1, Shen Lanke1,2, Kou Lieling1,2

Corresponding Author:
Xu Bing

1Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine, Xianyang, Shaanxi, China

2Ankang Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, Ankang, Shaanxi, China


Dry eye after cataract surgery is one of the common complications of cataract phacoemulsification. Its typical symptoms are eye dryness, foreign body sensation, tearing, burning, etc. The auxiliary examination is shortened tear break-up time (BUT) and corneal fluorescent staining ( FL) positivity is the main diagnostic basis. Artificial tears, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and other topical eye drops are commonly used in clinical treatment. In recent years, internal and external treatment of traditional Chinese medicine has been quite effective in alleviating and treating dry eye after cataract surgery, especially moderate to severe and chronic dry eye. The pathogenesis of dry eye after cataract surgery and the progress of traditional Chinese and Western medicine treatments in recent years are reviewed as follows.


dry eye syndrome; cataract surgery; traditional Chinese and Western medicine

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Xu Bing, Shen Lanke, Kou Lieling. Research progress on the clinical application of traditional Chinese and Western medicine in the treatment of dry eye after phacoemulsification cataract surgery. Frontiers in Medical Science Research (2023) Vol. 5, Issue 12: 89-96. https://doi.org/10.25236/FMSR.2023.051212.


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