What is the role of NSAIDs in the management of acute conjunctivitis (pink eye)?

Updated: Oct 22, 2018
  • Author: Michael A Silverman, MD, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs) are used for the treatment of allergic conjunctivitis. Although most NSAIDs are used primarily for their anti-inflammatory effects, they are also effective analgesics and are useful for the relief of mild to moderate pruritus. Ketorolac 0.4% has also been shown as effective in treating allergic conjunctivitis. [6]


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