Indomethacin Eyedrops Compared With Ketorolac Eyedrops for Ocular Inflammation Following Cataract Surgery

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 20, 2009
Last Update Posted : August 13, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bausch & Lomb Incorporated

Brief Summary:
This study is being conducted to show that indomethacin is at least as effective as ketorolac for the prevention of ocular inflammation following cataract surgery.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cataract Inflammation Drug: Indomethacin ophthalmic solution Drug: Ketorolac Ophthalmic Solution Phase 4

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 120 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Study Start Date : April 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: Cataract
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Indomethacin
Indomethacin ophthalmic solution 0.1% for post-surgical inflammation
Drug: Indomethacin ophthalmic solution
Indomethacin 0.1% eye drops administered pre-cataract surgery and for 4 weeks post-cataract surgery
Active Comparator: Ketorolac
Ketorolac ophthalmic solution 0.5% for post-surgical inflammation
Drug: Ketorolac Ophthalmic Solution
Ketorolac 0.5% eye drops administered pre-cataract surgery and 4 weeks post-cataract surgery

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Aqueous flare [ Time Frame: Post-operative day 1 & day 7 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Aqueous flare [ Time Frame: Postoperative day 30 and day 90 ]
  2. Change from baseline of retinal thickness [ Time Frame: Postoperative day 30 & day 90 ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects must be planning to undergo cataract surgery on one eye by phacoemulsification with posterior chamber intraocular lens, using topical or general anaesthesia.
  • Subjects must have a preoperative flare ≤ 15 ph/ms, measured with a laser flare meter(LFM) without pharmacological pupil dilation, within the 2 months preoperatively.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects who have any progressive pathology requiring the use of topical or systemic anti-inflammatory or anti-infectious agents.
  • Subjects who take acetylsalicylic acid at doses > 100 mg daily and cannot discontinue usage during the study.
  • Subjects who have a history of asthma linked to acetylsalicylic acid or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAI) drug administration.
  • Subjects with immunodepression.
  • Subjects with a history of intolerance to the study drug or to any NSAI drug.
  • Subjects who are monocular for any reason other than cataract.
  • Subjects who are treated with local or systemic anti-inflammatory drugs within 10 days prior to inclusion.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00904904

Bausch & Lomb
Berlin, Germany, D 13581
Sponsors and Collaborators
Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
Study Director: Gabriele Brenger Bausch & Lomb Incorporated

Responsible Party: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated Identifier: NCT00904904     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 539
2007-004686-18 ( EudraCT Number )
First Posted: May 20, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 13, 2012
Last Verified: August 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pathologic Processes
Lens Diseases
Eye Diseases
Pharmaceutical Solutions
Ophthalmic Solutions
Ketorolac Tromethamine
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Gout Suppressants
Tocolytic Agents
Reproductive Control Agents