ACULAR EYE DROPS (KETOROLAC)
Acular Eye Drops Description
Acular eye drops or the generic alternative Ketorolac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that may be prescribed by your doctor to treat symptoms of seasonal allergic conjunctivitis, such as red, itchy and watery eyes. Acular Eye Drops works by blocking the action of a substance in your body called cyclo-oxygenase or COX. This substance produces prostaglandins in response to injury or a threat to your body which causes inflammation, pain, and swelling as a way to contain the danger. People with seasonal allergies are most affected during the spring and summer due to the tree and plant pollen in the air.
Conditions Treated by Acular Eye Drops
Acular eye drops may also be prescribed to relieve eye pain, burning, and stinging following corneal refractive surgery. If you have a refractive error, such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism or presbyopia, refractive surgery is a method for correcting or improving your vision. There are various surgical procedures for correcting or adjusting your eye's focusing ability by reshaping the cornea, or clear, round dome at the front of your eye.
Cataract surgery is a procedure to remove the lens of your eye and, in most cases, replace it with an artificial lens. Acular eye drops or Ketorolac generic may be prescribed following this surgery to reduce inflammation. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
Before You Administer Acular Eye Drops
Acular eye drops are for topical administration only. Care should be taken to avoid touching the applicator tip to any surface to prevent contamination of the eye drops.
Warnings for Acular Eye Drops
Acular eye drops should not be used while wearing contact lenses. They should be removed prior to administering Acular eye drops and can be put back into the eyes fifteen minutes after using the drops.
Possible Side Effects of Acular Eye Drops
· Sensitivity to light
· Itching or redness
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