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ABSTRACT

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EYE DROPS OBEDIENCE AND ​DRY


EYE SYNDROME​ ON LASIK POST-SURGERY PATIENT

Correlation Analytical Research in Undaan Eye Hospital Surabaya

By: Larashati Wulyatie

Background: ​Laser Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) is a combination of


lamellar surgery techniques with ​laser excimer photoablation precision to correct
myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. Currently, this technique is in high demand
by patients with refractive errors because they do not need to wear glasses longer
and do not require intensive care as experienced of contact lenses users.
Objective: To determine the relationship between eye drops obedience and dry
eye syndrome on LASIK post- surgery patient in Undaan eye hospital Surabaya.
Methods: The research design used ​Correlation Analytical research with ​cross
sectional approach. The sample in this study were 80 ​Dry Eye Syndrome who
checked up after LASIK post-surgery (H + 7) with simple random sampling
technique. The independent variable is eye drops obedience and the dependent
variable is Dry Eye Syndrome. The data obtained using observation sheets and
questionnaires. Data were analyzed using ​chi-square statistical test with a
significance level of p < 0.05. ​Results and Conclusion​: The results showed that
there is a relationship between eye drops obedience through dry eye syndrome on
LASIK post-surgery patient in Undaan eye hospital Surabaya with p-value =
0.000.

Keywords:​ ​Laser Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis​ (LASIK), ​Dry Eye Syndrome.