BLOG: When to use topical NSAIDS after cataract surgery

We’ve been battling the “forces of evil” when it comes to the prescription of topical NSAIDs and cataract surgery. Insurance companies and public-private mixes not only routinely demand generic prescriptions, but pharmacies quite often only stock the lowest priced among these generics.As a dry eye doc, this is particularly maddening because the side effects of these generics (eg, ketorolac, diclofenac) are much more commonly seen in my experience in patients with pre-existing dry eye syndrome (DES), decreasing the likelihood that they will take this important medicine.