Media Articles Related to Acular (Ketorolac Ophthalmic)
Macular degeneration insight identifies promising drugs to prevent vision loss
Source: Eye Health / Blindness News From Medical News Today [2016.07.20]
In a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a University of Wisconsin-Madison research team pinpoints how immune abnormalities beneath the retina result in macular...
Boosting the potency of a broccoli-related compound yields a possible treatment for macular degeneration
Source: Eye Health / Blindness News From Medical News Today [2016.07.08]
Buck Institute study also shows that palmitoleic acid protects the retina from environmental damage in mouse models of disease.
The multiple sclerosis drug interferon-β as treatment for age-related macular degeneration?
Source: Eye Health / Blindness News From Medical News Today [2016.06.27]
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness among the elderly.
High-priced drugs used to treat diabetic macular edema not cost-effective
Source: Eye Health / Blindness News From Medical News Today [2016.06.13]
The anti-vascular endothelial growth factor drugs ranibizumab and aflibercept, used to treat vision loss from diabetic macular edema (DME), and approximately 20 to 30 times more expensive than...
Source: MedicineNet Cataracts Specialty [2016.05.06]
Title: Macular Degeneration
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 7/23/1999 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/6/2016 12:00:00 AM
Published Studies Related to Acular (Ketorolac Ophthalmic)
Prophylactic nepafenac and ketorolac versus placebo in preventing postoperative
macular edema after uneventful phacoemulsification. 
randomized clinical trial... CONCLUSIONS: One month after uneventful phacoemulsification, there was no
Comparative evaluation of local infiltration of articaine, articaine plus ketorolac, and dexamethasone on anesthetic efficacy of inferior alveolar nerve block with lidocaine in patients with irreversible pulpitis. [2011.04]
INTRODUCTION: The inferior alveolar nerve block (IANB) has a poor success rate in patients with irreversible pulpitis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of ketorolac and dexamethasone infiltration along with standard IANB on the success rate... CONCLUSIONS: Articaine and ketorolac infiltration can increase the success rate of IANB in patients with irreversible pulpitis. None of the tested techniques gave 100% success rate. Copyright (c) 2011 American Association of Endodontists. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Ketorolac tromethamine: stereo-specific pharmacokinetics and single-dose use in postoperative infants aged 2-6 months. [2011.03]
OBJECTIVE: We determined the postoperative pharmacokinetics (PK), safety, and analgesic effects of ketorolac in 14 infants (aged <6 months) receiving a single intravenous (IV) administration of racemic ketorolac or placebo. BACKGROUND: Information on the PK of ketorolac in infants is limited. Unblinded studies suggest ketorolac may be useful in infants... CONCLUSION: Stereo-isomer-specific clearance of ketorolac in infants (aged 2-6 months) shows rapid elimination of the analgesic S (-) isomer as reported in infants aged 6-18 months. No adverse effects were seen after a single IV ketorolac dose. (c) 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Twice-daily, preservative-free ketorolac 0.45% for treatment of inflammation and pain after cataract surgery. [2011.03]
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of twice-daily, preservative-free ketorolac 0.45% (Acuvail; Allergan, Inc, Irvine, California, USA) administration for treatment of inflammation and pain after cataract surgery. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized trial... CONCLUSIONS: Twice-daily ketorolac 0.45% was well tolerated and effectively treated inflammation and pain following cataract surgery. Copyright (c) 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Ketorolac plus tobramycin/dexamethasone versus tobramycin/dexamethasone after uneventful phacoemulsification surgery: a randomized controlled trial. 
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To evaluate the benefit of adding a nonsteroid agent to an antibiotic/steroid combination after uneventful phacoemulsification, adopting a weekly follow-up, to gain insight into the optimal duration of postoperative treatment and to examine whether risk factors for inflammation exist... CONCLUSION: The addition of ketorolac did not seem to offer any additional benefit in terms of inflammation-related signs. Four weeks appeared as an adequate treatment interval. Special attention should be paid to patients with pseudoexfoliation. Copyright (c) 2010 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Clinical Trials Related to Acular (Ketorolac Ophthalmic)
Efficient Study of ACULAR in Inhibiting Proliferative Retinopathy in Prematurity [Enrolling by invitation]
The purpose of this study is to test whether ACULAR, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory eye
drop medication, can prevent the development of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) and/ or
decrease its severity. In this study ACULAR will be compared to a placebo (artificial tear).
The hypothesis would be that ACULAR treatment will decrease the incidence of moderate to
severe ROP (grade II and above)by 50%.
Ketorolac in Postoperative Infants: Pharmacokinetics and Safety [Completed]
Infants handle ketorolac differently than adults. Study of handling of this pain medication
given to infants following surgery. Detailed analysis of how the drug is eliminated from age
2 months to 18 months. Compared morphine use in infants who received the drug to the group
getting placebo. Safety testing for kidney and liver function, breathing measured by
continuous oximetry, and any bleeding issues.
Pharmacokinetics of Intranasal Ketorolac in Children [Recruiting]
Ketorolac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is typically given to both
adults and children by the intravenous (IV) or intramuscular (IM) route for analgesic
purposes. Ketorolac can also be given by the intranasal (IN) route using a mucosal
atomization device (MAD). We aim to study the pharmacokinetics of ketorolac when
administered by the IN route using the MAD.
Intranasal Ketorolac Versus Intravenous Ketorolac for Treatment of Migraine Headaches in Children [Recruiting]
Ketorolac is an evidence-based, first-line acute migraine therapy that is commonly used in
the pediatric population; however, it is typically administered by the intravenous (IV) or
intramuscular (IM) routes, both of which require a painful and distressing needle stick to
The intranasal (IN) route is a painless and effective way of administering analgesics,
including ketorolac: IN ketorolac has been shown to be an effective analgesic in adults for
painful conditions, including acute migraine headaches. However, IN ketorolac has been
understudied in children, and it is not known how effective it is compared to IV ketorolac,
which is currently the most common way of administering ketorolac to children. If IN
ketorolac is shown to be no less effective than IV ketorolac, IN ketorolac may be a viable
and painless alternative to effectively treat acute migraine headaches in children.
Therefore, our primary aim is to demonstrate that IN ketorolac is non-inferior to IV
ketorolac for reducing pain in children with acute migraine headaches.
A Pilot Study Comparing the Analgesic Efficacy of IV Ibuprofen and IV Ketorolac [Enrolling by invitation]