Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) was the original excimer laser procedure approved by the FDA—and is still a safe and effective treatment of refractive errors. PRK has the benefits of no-flap creation; therefore, there is no risk of flap complications.
During my preoperative visit, my surgeon handed me a list of no less then 165 medications and supplements that I should stop taking 14 days prior to my surgery. Fish and krill oil were on the list, as were aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
There was clinically significant less CME in patients who received trans-zonular triamcinolone acetonide, moxifloxacin hydrochloride, and vancomycin—known as the Dropless approach—in addition to an NSAID after cataract surgery.
Adding a topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) to treatment with a topical corticosteroid significantly reduces the incidence of clinical pseudophakic cystoid macular edema (PCME) in at-risk eyes.
A hot topic in cataract surgery is alternative ways to administer perioperative medications with the goal of lowering the incidence of cystoid macular edema (CME). One way to achieve that goal would be the combination of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and transzonular steroids.
The goal of this month’s activity is to discuss the pathophysiology and clinical presentation of allergic rhinitis and review nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic treatments for the symptoms of allergic rhinitis.
Paracetamol (acetaminophen) is still safer than nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), but there is concern about its potential for some side effects not usually considered related to paracetamol, according to a study published in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases.
William Fredette, MD, disccuses a study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, which reports that chronic NSAID users develop fewer ulcers if they take ibuprofen plus high-dose famotidine rather than ibuprofen alone. Video provided by The Doctor's Channel.