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Inflammation, pain, and sensitivity due to certain eye surgeries can often be relieved with Voltaren Ophthalmic. This prescription eye drop is a type of NSAID and works by blocking a certain enzyme in the body, which reduces inflammation. Healthcare providers may occasionally recommend off-label Voltaren Ophthalmic uses as well, such as treating eye pain or inflammation due to other causes.
What Is Voltaren Ophthalmic Used For?Voltaren Ophthalmic® (diclofenac eye drops) is a prescription medication used for certain eye surgeries. Specifically, Voltaren Ophthalmic is approved for treating:
- Postoperative inflammation in people who have had cataract surgery
- Pain and sensitivity to light in people undergoing corneal refraction surgery (such as LASIK surgery).
Although steroid eye drops like prednisolone are often used for similar purposes -- that is, treating inflammation due to eye surgery -- NSAID eye drops like Voltaren Ophthalmic are generally less likely to cause serious side effects such as cataracts and increased eye pressure.