ISSN 1308-8734 | E-ISSN 1308-8742
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COMPERATIVE EVALUATION OF TOPICAL DICLOFENAC SODIUM 0.1% AND KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE 0.5% FOLLOWING STRABISMUS SURGERY
1 Atatürk Üniversitesi Göz Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, Erzurum  
2 Atatürk Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Göz Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, Erzurum  
Eurasian J Med 2003; 35: 77-80

Key Words: Diclofenac sodium, Ketorolac tromethamine, Strabismus surgery
Abstract

The purpose of this study was to compare efficacy of topical diclofenac sodium 0.1% with ketorolac tromethamine 0.5% following strabismus surgery. 40 Patients undergoing strabismus surgery were evaluated. They were divided into two groups: 20 patients received topical diclofenac sodium 0.1% (Group A), and 20 patients received ketorolac tromethamine 0.5% (Group B) for 4 weeks. At each visit pain, discomfort, conjunctival vasodilatation, and chemosis was recorded. Follow-up visits were at 1st, 2nd, and 4th weeks, postoperatively. There was no statistically significant difference between two groups for any of the parameters at any post operative visit (P>0.05). The result of this study suggest that topical diclofenac sodium 0.1% or ketorolac tromethamine 0.5% can be used as an antiinflammatory and analgesic agent following strabismus surgery.

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