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Evaluate the efficacy of ketorolac 0.5%, a topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), to prevent macular edema after epiretinal membrane surgery. Patients undergoing epiretinal membrane surgery have increased risk of macular swelling which can adversely affect vision. Since post-intraocular surgery inflammation is a contributing factor to macular swelling and loss of vision, NSAID drops may be able to prevent or minimize the deleterious effects of macular swelling after epiretinal membrane surgery.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Subject), Primary Purpose: Prevention
Ketorolac 0.5%, Saline drops
Department of Ophthalmology, Hotel Dieu Hospital, Queen's University
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:11:35-0400
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