Ketorolac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) that acts on the hormones that cause inflammation and pain. Acular LS is used to treat itchy eyes due to allergies; it is also used to reduce pain and swelling after cataract surgery or corneal refractive surgery. Do not use on child without medical advice.
Avular LS is usually used 2-4 times a day, depending on the condition. Prolonged use can cause serious eyesight damage, so follow doctor’s instructions carefully. Do not use whilst wearing contact lenses. Wash hands before using. Wait 5 minutes between drops; wait 10 minutes before using other prescription eye drops. Do not let the dropper touch your eye. Do not use if liquid is discolored or contains particulates. Dispose of one-use vials even if there are leftovers.
Do not use Acular LS if you are allergic to it or other NSAIDs, such as aspirin and ibuprofen. Inform your doctor of your medical history and drugs used, especially dry eye syndrome, glaucoma, bleeding disorders, and blood thinner use. Inform your doctor if you become pregnant. While on ketorolac, do not wear contact lenses unless approved by doctor. Do not combine use with other eye medication without doctor’s approval.
Get medical attention at once and inform your doctor if you experience serious side effects such as: allergic reaction, severe pain/itching in eyes, wound that doesn’t heal, vision changes, white patches on eyes, crusting/drainage from eye. Other side effects include: mild eye pain, blurred vision, watery eyes, swollen eyelids, headache.