Comparison of analgesic effect of preoperative topical Diclofenac versus Ketorolac on postoperative pain after Corneal Collagen Cross Linkage
Objective: To compare post-operative pain relieving effect of topical diclofenac 0.1% versus ketorolac 0.5% in Corneal Collagen Cross Linking (CXL) for patients diagnosed with keratoconus.
Methods: This randomized controlled trial was carried out for six months from October 2016 to March 2017. We included young patients having keratoconus with k-readings greater than 47D and central corneal thickness more than 400 microns. All the patients received single dose one drop of topical diclofenac 0.1% to (Group-A) and ketorolac 0.5% to (Group-B) 30 minutes in advance of the corneal collagen cross linking (CXL) procedure. The CXL was performed with topical 0.1% riboflavin eye drops in 20% dextran as a photo sensitizer. After 36 hours of the CXL procedure, the postoperative intensity of pain was assessed verbally by patients with the help of visual analog scale (VAS) numbers from zero to five where 0 designated no pain & 5 symbolized worst pain.
Results: The study comprised sixty eyes of forty one patients. Out of total 16 were male while 25 female patients. The mean age of the patients was 24.27 ± 2.93 years (range 20 to 29 years). In the conclusive analysis, diclofenac 0.1% was used on 30 patients in Group-A and ketorolac 0.5% on 30 subjects in Group-B. Pain relieving scores in Group-A (diclofenac 0.1%) was 2.57 ± 0.67 while in Group-B (ketorolac 0.4% treated arm) was 3.20 ± 0.61.
Conclusion: Topical diclofenac 0.1% is statistically comparable to topical ketorolac 0.5% in precluding severity of pain after corneal collagen cross linkage operation.
How to cite this:Sameen M, Khan MS, Habib A, Yaqub MA, Ishaq M. Comparison of analgesic effect of preoperative topical Diclofenac versus Ketorolac on postoperative pain after Corneal Collagen Cross Linkage. Pak J Med Sci. 2017;33(5):1101-1105. doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.335.13247
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