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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 98-103

Bromfenac 0.09% for the treatment of macular edema secondary to noninfectious uveitis

1 Department of Ophthalmology, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

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Dr. Rola N Hamam
American University of Beirut Medical Center, Riad El Solh 11072020, P. O. Box: 11-0236/D41, Beirut
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/meajo.meajo_134_21

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PURPOSE: The topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug bromfenac 0.09% has a potential benefit in uveitic macular edema (UME) with a safe side effect profile. The aim of the study is to assess the efficacy of bromfenac sodium solution in the treatment of UME. METHODS: The charts of 10 patients with macular edema due to noninfectious uveitis treated with bromfenac 0.09% were reviewed retrospectively. The main outcomes studied were the best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and the central retinal thickness (CRT) compared 4 months before bromfenac initiation, at the time of its initiation, and 4 months later. RESULTS: Twelve eyes of 10 patients were included. BCVA and CRT were unchanged 4 months befoew bromfenac compared to the time of bromfenac initiation (P = 1.0 and P = 0.2, respectively). There were a significant improvement in BCVA after 4 months of bromfenac treatment (P = 0.043) and a significant decrease in CRT (P = 0.002). Subretinal fluid resolved completely in 8/9 eyes, and 4/9 eyes had a complete resolution of cystoid macular edema at 4 months. CONCLUSION: Bromfenac may be a useful addition to the treatment of UME.

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