EFFICACY OF TOPICAL NEPAFENAC IN THE TREATMENT OF DIABETIC MACULAR EDEMA- A CLINICAL STUDYAbstract
To analyze the efficacy of topical nepafenac, 0.1% eye drops in the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME). Method: a prospective interventional study in 14 eyes having center involving DME were taken into consideration. They were administered topical nepafenac eye drops 0.1% thrice daily for 6 months. Their vision and foveal thickness were recorded systematically at the start of the treatment and then at 2nd, 4th, and 6th month follow up. Results: The mean baseline and final Log MAR visual acuity were 0.33 and 0.15, respectively and the mean baseline and final foveal thickness were 450 µm and 290 µm respectively. Conclusion: A statistically significant improvement was noticed in the visual acuity and foveal thickness after the administration of 0.1% of topical nepafenac eye drops.