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Question:
Which generic anti-inflammatory prescription eye drop does not raise intraocular pressure?     

Answer:
The only anti-inflammatory drops that raise eye pressure are corticosteroids. If corticosteroids are avoided, the eye pressure will remain normal if no underlying predisposition to elevated pressure exists. The most common class of non-steroidal anti-inflammatories are often referred to as NSAIDs, and they do not cause elevated eye pressure. These include diclofenac, ketorolac, bromfenac, and nepafanac. Cyclosporine is another anti-inflammatory drop that does not increase eye pressure. It is commonly used to treat the inflammation of conditions such as dry eye syndrome or systemic conditions leading to ocular inflammation.

Answered by: W. Barry Lee, MD  Dr. W. Barry Lee

Categories: General Eye Health

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Answered: Jan 15, 2013

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