This analysis provides guidelines for the proper use of topical ophthalmic nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), discusses their effect on inflammation, and their role in the prevention of cystoid macular edema (CME). A novel treatment strategy is presented for recommended topical ophthalmic NSAID dosing in patient populations based on risk factors for CME. The article reviews current topical ophthalmic NSAIDs, as well as a newest generation of pro-drug NSAIDs. In addition, combination therapy of NSAIDs and corticosteroids are discussed, along with a general review of therapeutic guidelines for dosing regimens, and benefits and risks of therapy. The goal of this analysis is to provide a suggested therapeutic regimen with topical NSAIDs to assist in achieving optimal clinical and functional outcomes.
- Cataract treatment strategy
- Cystoid macular edema
- Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs
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