The Importance of EBMD Prior to Cataract Surgery

A 73-year-old nun presented in my office complaining of severe blurred vision in the left eye that was slowly getting worse. She stated that she had seen prior eye doctors that recommended cataract surgery, however she was quite hesitant and had a lot of anxiety about surgery so wanted a second opinion.

A Cautionary Formula: When EBMD with Concomitant Dry Eye Disease Is Mixed with Glaucoma Medications

Dry Eye Disease (DED) is on the rise with dramatic statistics illustrating a 10% increase over the next decade along with epithelial basement membrane dystrophy (EBMD) ranging from 10-40% of the population to make matters more complex.

I recently had a case of a 66 year-old female with a longstanding history of both EBMD and DED, which was compounded by two glaucoma medications. This presented as an emergency for what the referring Optometrist diagnosed as a large abrasion.