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      Topical 0.1% Indomethacin Solution versus Topical 0.1% Dexamethasone Solution in the Prevention of Inflammation after Cataract Surgery

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          Purpose: To compare the efficacy and safety of topical 0.1% indomethacin with 0.1% dexamethasone after cataract surgery. Methods: 145 patients (indo = 71, dexa = 74) were enrolled in a randomised, double-masked study and received one drop 4 times a day of indomethacin or dexamethasone for 1 month. Results: Proteinic flare and cellular Tyndall decreased with time in both groups, with a difference in favour of indomethacin for cellular Tyndall on day 30 (p = 0.046). Conjunctival hyperaemia was less pronounced in the dexamethasone group on day 30 (p = 0.03). Tolerance of both drugs was good. Conclusion: 0.1% Indomethacin solution appears to be as safe and efficient as 0.1% dexamethasone eyedrops in the management of post-operative inflammation and could be a good alternative to the use of steroids.

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          S. Karger AG
          February 2001
          20 December 2000
          : 215
          : 1
          : 43-50
          aUniversitair Ziekenhuis, Leuven, Belgium; bLaboratoire Chauvin, Montpellier, France
          50825 Ophthalmologica 2001;215:43–50
          © 2001 S. Karger AG, Basel

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