IJSRP, Volume 8, Issue 5, May 2018 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Ayrika Yuliani, T. Siti Harilza Z
Background : Dry eye syndrome (DES) is an aggregate of symptoms that include disorders of the tear film caused by decreased tear film production or increased evaporation of tears, causing symptoms of discomfort in the eye and can lead to diseases of the eye surface. The prevalence increases with age which is about 5% of the population in the fourth decade. One of the risk factor that caused dry eye syndrome is involves corneal surgery (LASIK), intracapsular and extracapsular cataract extraction. The corneal incision may lead to instability of the tear film that can trigger dry eye syndrome.