Refractive surgery/laser vision correction

Topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are better at reducing postoperative pain in patients after photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) than oral NSAIDs.

In this prospective, randomized, longitudinal survey 157 patients were randomized to receive topical ketorolac 0.4% every 12 hours or oral naproxen sodium 220 mg every 12 hours for 72 hours following PRK before completing a survey on postoperative PRK pain. In patients receiving oral NSAIDs, the peak pain scores were significantly higher than those receiving topical NSAIDs. Pain scores 24 to 48 hours after PRK were…


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  1. May 28, 2020

Determinants of Patient Satisfaction in Post-LASIK Patients Undergoing Cataract Surgery

By Frank A. Bucci, Jr., MD

Post-LASIK patients have long been perceived as a challenging group when it is time for cataract surgery.  As evidenced by their prior laser vision correction, these…

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  1. Jun 04, 2020

Which is a better preventive pain regimen after photorefractive keratectomy: oral or topical NSAIDs?

Topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are better at reducing postoperative pain in patients after photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) than oral NSAIDs.

In this prospective, randomized, longitudinal survey 157 patients were randomized to receive topical ketorolac 0.4% every…