Use of topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in excimer laser photorefractive keratectomy.

Abstract

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) produce potent analgesic, antipyretic, and anti-inflammatory effects. We studied postoperative pain in 97 consecutive patients having photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) by an excimer laser with different topical NSAID protocols. Treatment with topical homatropine hydrobromide, either diclofenac sodium (Voltaren… (More)

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