NSAIDs linked to reduced rate of CME after cataract surgery

BOSTON — NSAIDs reduced cystoid macular edema more than steroids after cataract surgery, according to a study presented here. “We think that NSAIDS used routinely did better than guessing on the high-risk patients. Bromfenac alone may be equal or better than the steroid,” Keith Walter, MD, said at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting. “Generic drops may be less effective, but a more prospective judicial use would need to be done in order to elucidate this further.”

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