At the Sinqi satellite symposium of the 21st CCOS on June 18, Professor Yuan Jin of Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center of Sun Yat-sen University pointed out that orthokeratology and refractive surgery, as common treatments for myopia, could cause dry eyes and even decreased visual function.
“Although anti-inflammatory hormones have broad-spectrum efficacy, they have a lot of side effects and are more suitable for short-term use. Immunosuppressants, which are mostly low-concentration cyclosporine, are more commonly used clinically today,” said Prof. Yuan. According to him, 0.05% cyclosporine eye drops can effectively improve the symptoms and signs of dry eyes after corneal refractive surgery, increase the secretion of tears by nearly 3 mm on average, increase tear film breakup time, reduce corneal staining and avoid inflammation. Thus, it can significantly improve the vision after refractive surgery and help achieve the expected results of refractive surgery.
Source: Health Times - people.cn