Acular Eye Drops or the generic alternative Ketorolac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that may be prescribed by your doctor to treat symptoms of seasonal allergic conjunctivitis, such as red, itchy and watery eyes. If you are scheduled for any visual improvement type of surgery, Acular Eye Drops will help during your recovery time as well. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
Acular Eye Drops works by blocking the action of a substance in your body called cyclo-oxygenase or COX. This substance produces prostaglandins in response to injury or a threat to your body which causes inflammation, pain, and swelling as a way to contain the danger. People with seasonal allergies are most affected during the spring and summer due to the tree and plant pollen in the air that can cause your allergy symptoms to flare up.
Acular Eye Drops may also be prescribed to relieve eye pain, burning, and stinging following corneal refractive surgery. Corneal refractive surgery is performed for correcting and improving your vision whether you are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism. By reshaping your cornea with the use of a laser, the specialist will adjust your focusing ability and allow you to see without the help of contact lenses or glasses.
Your doctor may prescribe Acular LS Eye Drops (Ketorolac) after cataract surgery to reduce pain and inflammation. In cataract surgery, the lens inside your eye that has become cloudy is removed and replaced with an artificial lens (called an intraocular lens) to restore clear vision. The procedure typically is performed on an outpatient basis and does not require an overnight stay in a hospital or other care facility.
Acular Eye Drops are for topical administration only. Care should be taken to avoid touching the applicator tip to any surface to prevent contamination of the eye drops. Ask your physician about the safety of using Acular Eye Drops if you are pregnant, trying to conceive, or are breast feeding.
You can reduce the amount of Acular Eye Drops that can drain into your tear ducts and spread systemically, although the amount is minor. After instilling the drops apply pressure to the inside corners of your eyes for about 2 minutes as it takes that long for the drug to be absorbed into your eye.
Acular Eye Drops should not be used while wearing contact lenses. They should be removed prior to administering Acular eye drops and can be put back into the eyes fifteen minutes after using the drops. Your vision will may be impaired by the drops until they have been completely absorbed so caution must be taken in regards to driving or operating machinery.