Diclofenac Eye Drop Information
- Postoperative inflammation in people who have had cataract surgery
- Pain and sensitivity to light in people undergoing corneal refraction surgery (such as LASIK surgery).
These eye drops belong to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which work by blocking the production of various inflammatory substances in the body. NSAID eye drops like diclofenac have an advantage over steroid eye drops, in that they are generally less likely to cause serious side effects, such as cataracts and increased eye pressure, when used after eye surgery.
Most people have no problems with diclofenac eye drops; however, safety information should be reviewed so that you are aware of possible side effects, such as burning or irritation, and know the warning signs of an allergic reaction or other serious complication that requires prompt medical attention.
(For more information, click Diclofenac Eye Drops. This Web page gives a more in-depth description of how they work, lists other potential side effects, and explains the factors that will affect your dose.)