The Ocular Surface Case Series is a quarterly video segment featuring experts in the area of ocular surface disease who discuss recent studies and their clinical experience. Christopher E. Starr, MD, FACS, of Weill Cornell Medical College in New York moderates this series and shares his pearls for treating the ocular surface.


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by Chris Freeman, OD, FAAO, Derek Cunningham, OD, Walter Whitley, OD, MBA, FAAO

Derek Cunningham, OD, of Laser Eye Consultants in Austin, Texas, along with Walter Whitley, OD, of Virginia Eye Consultants in Norfolk, Virginia, discuss the use of biometry within their practice. Dr. Cunningham explains that the most important aspects are setting appropriate patient expectations preoperatively and ensuring that the eye is healthy for surgery. Dr. Whitley mentions that aggressively treating the ocular surface prior to surgery will allow the patient to receive the best outcome. Chris Freeman, OD, of nJoy Vision in Oklahoma City, describes how biometry measurements are crucial to achieving a good endpoint after cataract surgery. He also mentions that the quality of the data obtained depends upon the status of the ocular surface.