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    History, clinical exam retain primary role in dry eye

    Las Vegas—Pre-existing dry eye can affect the outcomes of excimer laser refractive and cause significant postoperative morbidity as well as patient dissatisfaction. Therefore, preoperative screening for dry eye is critical, said Michael B. Raizman, MD.

    Although there are many new modalities for assessing the tear film and diagnosing dry eye, patient symptoms and findings at the slit lamp are still the key for clinical decision-making, said Dr. Raizman here at Refractive Surgery 2015 during the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting.

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