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Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2017 Oct 13:1-8. doi: 10.1080/09273948.2017.1372485. [Epub ahead of print]

The Effect of Latanaprost on Intraocular Inflammation and Macular Edema.

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a Glaucoma Service , Wills Eye Institute , Philadelphia , Pennsylvania , USA.


There is debate concerning whether the use of Latanoprost in early postoperative period of cataract surgery and in glaucoma patients with uveitis as it may aggravate the inflammation and results in macular edema (ME), because of blood-ocular barrier disruption. However, there is no solid evidence for disruption of blood-ocular barrier with Latanoprost and aggravation of uveitis or ME formation. Similar to pseudophakic ME, the imaging ME in cases claimed to be secondary to Latanoprost is greater than clinical ME, happens mostly in complicated surgeries, and the vast majority resolve within weeks to months with using a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. The current literature suggests that Latanoprost can be used in patients with uveitis and early after cataract surgery with or without concomitant topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs that are currently used by many ophthalmologists as a preventive measure for ME even in non-glaucoma uncomplicated cataract surgeries.


Intraocular inflammation; Iritis; Latanoprost; Macular edema; Prostaglandin analogs

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