Media Articles Related to Acular (Ketorolac Ophthalmic)
FDA approves new treatment for diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetic macular edema
Source: Diabetes News From Medical News Today [2015.03.26]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded the approved use for Eylea (aflibercept) injection to treat diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetic macular edema.
UF Health research points to potential treatment for macular degeneration, uveitis
Source: Eye Health / Blindness News From Medical News Today [2015.02.25]
Inflammation is a major culprit in age-related macular degeneration and some other eye diseases.
Comparative effectiveness trial in diabetic macular edema published
Source: Eye Health / Blindness News From Medical News Today [2015.02.24]
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has announced that results from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored, Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network comparative effectiveness study in...
UW ophthalmologists help demonstrate effectiveness of diabetic macular edema treatments
Source: Eye Health / Blindness News From Medical News Today [2015.02.24]
An ophthalmology research team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison took part in a nationwide clinical trial comparing treatments for a form of diabetic eye disease.
Johns Hopkins helps lead discovery on efficacy and safety of 3 drugs for treating diabetic macular edema
Source: Medicare / Medicaid / SCHIP News From Medical News Today [2015.02.24]
A researcher from Johns Hopkins Medicine helped lead colleagues from across the country in a government-sponsored study by the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network to discover that three...
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%.
An Efficacy and Safety Trial of Intranasal Ketorolac in Emergency Department Patients for the Treatment of Acute Pain [Not yet recruiting]
The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness, the safety, and the
tolerability of intranasal ketorolac (Sprix) in relieving acute pain in adults ages 18-64
who come to the ED seeking care. Considering all ED visits, pain is the most common chief
complaint. Giving intranasal ketorolac (Sprix) after stomach and dental surgeries has been
shown to be safe and effective, but no studies have investigated the use of intranasal
ketorolac (Sprix) for the treatment of acute pain in the ED.
Ketorolac (Sprix) has several advantages over other drugs commonly given for pain, including
opioids. Ketorolac (Sprix) is non-addicting and has fewer side effects than opioids. The
administration of ketorolac (Sprix) by other methods, such as IV, intramuscular shot, and
oral pill form, has been shown to be safe and effective in treating acute pain.
This study is being done to find out if giving ketorolac (Sprix) as a single dose nasal
spray will have the same benefit in decreasing patient's pain.
Disposition of Intravenous Ketorolac [Not yet recruiting]
The purpose of this study is:
- to document ketorolac disposition (concentration/time profile, protein binding,
metabolism) and its covariates following intravenous (iv) administration of ketorolac
right after caesarean section and to compare those observations (n=32) with
non-pregnant state (n=8) (intra-subject PK comparison)
- to document biochemical tolerance of ketorolac
- to evaluate if optimalisation of ketorolac dose regimen during pregnancy and labor are
appropriated and needed
- to quantify the neonatal exposure to ketorolac through excretion in the breast milk
Pain Control for Intrauterine Device Placement: A Trial of Ketorolac Prior to Intrauterine Device Placement [Recruiting]
Intrauterine device (IUD) placement can be painful for patients during and after the
procedure. Fear of pain from IUD insertion can be a barrier to obtaining this highly
effective long acting reversible contraception. Currently there are no proven effective
methods for reduction of pain during and after placement of modern IUDs (Mirena IUD and
Paragard IUD). Ketorolac has not been studied in regards to decreasing pain during and after
IUD insertion although it is used by some providers for this purpose. It is a strong NSAID
that is indicated for the treatment of moderate acute pain. In the intramuscular form it has
an analgesia onset of action at 30min, thus may be a plausible option for pain management in
the office setting compared to oral NSAIDs, which have a longer time to onset of analgesia
and have not been proven to be effective in reducing pain associated with IUD placement. The
primary aim of this study is to determine whether ketorolac (Toradol) decreases pain
associated with intrauterine device placement compared to placebo. We hypothesize that
administration of ketorolac 30mg intramuscularly at least 30 minutes prior to IUD insertion
will decrease pain scores by at least 20mm on a visual analog scale at various time points
during IUD insertion when compared to placebo of normal saline injection.
Use of Ketorolac in Management of Post-Operative Pain After Heart Surgery [Completed]
This study evaluates the safety and efficacy of ketorolac for post-operative pain management
after heart surgery. Ketorolac appears to provide enhanced pain relief while also decreasing
the requirements for morphine during the (immediate) 24-hour post-operative period.