Optimizing the Ocular Surface for Regenerative Surgery: What Is Important and What Is Essential for the Outcome

  • Kai B. Kang
  • Ali R. D’jalilianEmail author
Part of the Essentials in Ophthalmology book series (ESSENTIALS)


The preoperative planning for regenerative surgery requires the optimization of patients’ ocular surface health. A dry and hostile surface environment will lead to failure of regenerative surgery. In this chapter, we outline several important approaches the surgeon should take to maximize the ocular surface health of patients. These approaches include optimization of the tear film, control of local and systemic inflammation, and repair of eyelid abnormalities.


Ocular surface health Medical therapy Tear film Ocular surface inflammation Eyelid abnormalities 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual SciencesChicagoUSA

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