Ophthalmic anti-inflammatory medicines are used in the eye to lessen problems that can occur during or after some kinds of eye surgery. Sometimes, the pupil of the eye gets smaller during an operation. This makes it more difficult for the surgeon to reach some areas of the eye. Some of these medicines are used to help prevent this. Also, some of them are used after eye surgery, to relieve effects such as inflammation or edema (too much fluid in the eye).
Ketorolac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.
Acular (for the eye) is used to relieve eye itching caused by seasonal allergies.
Acular is also used to reduce swelling, pain, and burning or stinging after cataract surgery or corneal refractive surgery.
Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Acular is used 2 to 4 times per day, depending on the condition you are treating. Follow your doctor's dosing instructions very carefully. Prolonged use of NSAID eye drops can lead to serious damage to your eyesight.
Do not use Acular while you are wearing contact lenses.
Wash your hands before using the eye drops.
To keep the medicine as germ-free as possible, do not touch the applicator tip to any surface (including the eye). Also, always keep the container tightly closed.
Check with your doctor immidiately if any of the following side effects occur while taking ketorolac ophthalmic:
What happens if I miss a dose?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
An overdose of Acular is not expected to be dangerous. Seek emergency medical attention.
While using this medication, do not wear any contact lens that has not been approved by your doctor.