Assessing the Effectiveness of Arnica montana and Rhododendron tomentosum (Ledum palustre) in the Reduction of Ecchymosis and Edema After Oculofacial Surgery

Preliminary Results

Julia Y. Kang, Kimberly D. Tran, Stuart R. Seiff, William P. Mack, Wendy Lee

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PURPOSE:: The purpose of this study was to provide preliminary data on the potential effectiveness of the combination of topical Arnica montana and Rhododendron tomentosum (Ledum palustre) in reducing postoperative ecchymosis and edema in a select population of healthy volunteers after oculofacial surgery. METHODS:: This retrospective review examined the postoperative course of healthy volunteers using topical Arnica and Ledum after undergoing common oculofacial procedures, including blepharoplasty, browpexy, and rhinoplasty, in the hands of 4 surgeons at tertiary referral centers from July 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012 using medical records review. Each patient included had used topical hydrogel pads (OcuMend, Cearna Inc., Chicago, IL) containing Arnica 50 M (10) 50% and Ledum 50 M (10). The pads were applied bilaterally after surgery through postoperative day 6. At each postoperative visit, the patients were evaluated by their respective surgeons and assigned a subjective physician–patient rating score comparing each patient’s observed healing compared with expected healing if not using Arnica/Ledum. Photographs of patients undergoing equivalent procedures, but not using Arnica/Ledum were used as controls for comparison. Physician–patient rating scores were categorical: markedly accelerated healing defined as approximately 7 days ahead of expected, accelerated healing, defined as

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalOphthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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StateAccepted/In press - Feb 9 2016

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Ledum
Arnica
Rhododendron
Ecchymosis
Edema
Healthy Volunteers
Blepharoplasty
Rhinoplasty
Hydrogel
Tertiary Care Centers
Medical Records
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  • Ophthalmology
  • Surgery

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