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Eye (Lond). 1997;11 ( Pt 1):79-83.

The effectiveness of topical diclofenac in relieving discomfort following traumatic corneal abrasions.

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Department of Ophthalmology, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

Abstract

Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug available in an ophthalmic preparation. We present a prospective randomised double-masked placebo-controlled trial involving 40 patients that assessed the effectiveness of topical diclofenac in relieving pain from traumatic corneal abrasions. Statistical analysis of visual analogue and categorical pain scores revealed a significant reduction in pain experienced by subjects in the diclofenac group (p < 0.02).

PMID:
9246281
DOI:
10.1038/eye.1997.15
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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