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Some of the reported side effects of Prolensa are blurred vision, sensitivity to light, and eye pain. In most cases, reactions are minor and easy to treat. However, contact your healthcare provider if you have more serious problems, such as blood in the front part of the eye, easy bruising, or severe eye pain.

An Introduction to Prolensa Side Effects

As with any medicine, Prolensa™ (bromfenac ophthalmic solution) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Prolensa. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects of Prolensa

Prolensa has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the most common side effects of the medication, occurring in 3 percent to 8 percent of people, included:
  • Inflammation of the anterior chamber of the eye (the space behind the cornea and in front of the iris)
  • Feeling like something is in the eye
  • Eye pain
  • Sensitivity to the light
  • Blurred vision.
It is worthwhile to note that these side effects were reported when Prolensa was used after cataract surgery. Therefore, it is possible that some of the side effects were actually caused by the eye surgery itself, and not the medication.
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