NSAID helps reduce pain after cataract, refractive surgery

August 15, 2003

Duluth, GA-Diclofenac sodium ophthalmic solution (Voltaren, Novartis Ophthalmics) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) with a proven track record. It is the drug of choice to relieve pain following cataract or refractive surgery, and it has maintained that position despite the increased incidence of corneal melt associated with a generic version of the drug, according to Douglas A. Katsev, MD. He described diclofenac as a staple in his private practice in Santa Barbara, CA.