Select therapeutic use:
Indications for VOLTAREN OPH SOLN:
Post-op inflammation after cataract extraction. Photophobia and pain in corneal refractive surgery.
Cataract surgery: 1 drop 4 times daily beginning 24 hrs post-op for 2 weeks. Corneal refractive surgery: 1–2 drops within the hour prior to surgery, then within 15 minutes post-op, then 4 times daily for up to 3 days.
Bleeding tendencies. Complicated or repeat ocular surguries. Corneal defects/denervation. Ocular surface diseases. Rheumatoid arthritis. Diabetes. May delay wound healing. Monitor cornea; discontinue if corneal epithelial breakdown occurs. Should not be used by patients currently wearing soft contact lenses. Monitor refractive stability for 1 year. Pregnancy (Cat.C); avoid during late pregnancy. Nursing mothers: not recommended.
Caution with medications that prolong bleeding time. Concomitant use of topical steroids may increase potential for healing problems.
Burning, stinging, dry eye, other ocular effects, increased bleeding (including hyphemas).