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, of Weill Cornell Medical College in New York moderates this series and shares his pearls for treating the ocular surface.

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Ocular Surface Disease Before Surgery

by Christopher Starr, MD, Ken Beckmann, MD

Christopher Starr, MD, interviews Ken Beckman, MD, on the role of the health of the ocular surface in laser cataract surgery. Dr. Beckman reviews a case in which a patient was referred to him for a toric lens implant but presented with significant ocular surface disease. He explains the importance of addressing disease prior to surgery and how physicians should explain to their patients that prioritizing ocular surface treatment before the procedure improves surgical outcomes later.