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The Effect of Topical Diclofenac Sodium 0.1% on the Corneal Epithelial Healing after Photorefractive Keratectomy
Mohammad Nasser Hashemian Dr., Firoozeh Rahimi Dr., Fatemeh Alipour Dr., Ali Asghar Ahmadraji Dr., Hamid Reza Torabi Dr. * , Niloofar Tavakoli Dr., Reza Soltani Moghadam Dr.
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Purpose : To evaluate the effect of topical diclofenac sodium 0.1% on the corneal epithelial healing after photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

Methods : In this prospective randomized double blind clinical trial, PRK was performed on 82 patients. Thirty-three cases of them receiving topical diclofenac four times per day after surgical procedure and 45 patients did not receive this medication as a control group. Patients were compared for corneal epithelial healing after treatment.

Results : Statistically significant delayed epithelial healing has been found in the treatment group 24 hours after PRK but corneal reepithelialization has been completed in all patients four days after surgery.

Conclusion : Postoperative topical diclofenac used following PRK may delay the epithelial healing.

 

Iranian Journal of Ophthalmology 201123(2): 27-30 © 2011 by the Iranian Society of Ophthalmology
Keywords: Diclofenac Sodium, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Epithelial Healing
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Hashemian M N, Rahimi F, Alipour F, Ahmadraji A A, Torabi H R, Tavakoli N et al . The Effect of Topical Diclofenac Sodium 0.1% on the Corneal Epithelial Healing after Photorefractive Keratectomy. Iranian Journal of Ophthalmology. 2011; 23 (2) :27-30
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