Postoperative Quality of Life in Oculoplastic Patients
Seo, Shin Tien; Sundar, Gangadhara; Young, Stephanie MingRead More
To conduct a literature review on postoperative quality of life in oculoplastic patients.
The authors conducted a database search to evaluate the evidence available for the change in quality of life after oculoplastic surgery.
There was a wide disparity of evidence available for different oculoplastic conditions. Certain conditions, such as nasolacrimal duct obstruction, were well-researched while other conditions, such as epiblepharon, had little to no research supporting improvement in quality of life after surgery. The scales used to measure quality of life displayed heterogeneity.
There is a lack of published evidence concerning postoperative quality of life in patients with certain oculoplastic conditions such as brow ptosis, entropion, ectropion, epiblepharon, and orbital wall fracture. There is a need to standardize the quality of life data collection tools and scoring systems to allow better comparison and scrutiny of the current literature.