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Zanetti, Fernando Roberte; Fulco, Enzo Augusto Medeiros; Chaves, Fernando Rodrigo Pedreira; Pinto, Alexandre Paashaus da Costa; Arieta, Carlos Eduardo Leite; Lira, Rodrigo Pessoa Cavalcanti

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Indian Journal of Ophthalmology: May 2013 - Volume 61 - Issue 5 - p 247
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Dear Editor,

We appreciate the kind comments received.[12] The objective of this study was to compare anti-inflammatory drugs as an alternative to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to inhibit intra-operative miosis in surgeries with peribulbar anesthesia. Although, our personal opinion is that anti-inflammatories (hormonal or non-hormonal) are not indispensable to achieve a good outcome, we cannot deny the additional effect that these drugs have on the inhibition of intra-operative miosis, which is an important factor that increases the likelihood of intra-operative complications. Possibly, it will be necessary to conduct a similar study with topical anesthesia to clarify this issue.

1. Zanetti FR, Fulco EA, Chaves FR, da Costa Pinto AP, Arieta CE, Lira RP. Effect of preoperative use of topical prednisolone acetate, ketorolac tromethamine, nepafenac and placebo, on the maintenance of intraoperative mydriasis during cataract surgery: A randomized trial Indian J Ophthalmol. 2012;60:277–81
2. Joshi RS. Pre-operative use of the topical steroidal and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents to maintain intra-operative mydriasis during cataract surgery Indian J Ophthalmol. 2013;61:247
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