Are Ketorolac Drops Safe for Long-Term Use

 

 

Submitted by Lynne500 on Tue, 10/22/2019 - 17:16
Country
United States
Age
50
Gender
Female
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?

Vitrectomy for a detached retina

Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?
No
Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
No
Do you use any eye drops?

Ketorolac drops 2x/day

Do you use any eye drops?
Yes

Question

 

 

Hi,

Following a vitrectomy for a detached retina, I was prescribed Ketorolac drops to be used 2 times a day.  I have been on these drops for one year now and was told to continue them.

Are Ketorolac drops safe for long term use?  Are there any side effects I should be concerned about?

Thanks

 

Answer

Thanks for your Question

That is a long period. I don't recommend to use this eye drop and other related NSIADs eye drops for a long time as there are many reports of corneal epithelial defects and corneal melting and damaging that can occur from these eye drops.

You have to discuss this issue with your doctor and also you have to know why you have been using this eye drop for 1 year.

 

 

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