Cataract surgery and nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs

Nice review of NSAIDs

A review of the use of nonsteroidal inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) in cataract surgery highlights their potential, whether used alone, or synergistically with steroids, to the potential improve surgical outcomes. The authors not that In addition to their important ability to reduce the incidence of cystoid macular oedema (CME) for specific high-risk eyes prone to the development of the complication, the medications have been found to reduce pain, prevent intraoperative miosis, modulate postoperative inflammation. They add that a thorough understanding of preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative uses of NSAIDs can help surgeons maximise the therapeutic benefits of the agents.

Author(s): Richard S. Hoffman, MD, Richard S. Hoffman, Rosa Braga-Mele, MD, Kendall Donaldson, MD, Geoffrey Emerick, MD, Bonnie Henderson, MD, Malik Kahook, MD, Nick Mamalis, MD, Kevin M. Miller, MD, Tony Realini, MD, MPH, Neal H. Shorstein, MD, Richard K. Stiverson, MD, Barbara Wirostko, MD

Source(s): JCRS

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