The effect of indomethacin pretreatment on aphakic cystoid macular edema

Richard M. Klein, Herbert M. Katzin, Lawrence A. Yannuzzi

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In patients treated with oral indomethacin for four weeks after intracapsular cataract extraction, five of 57 eyes (9%) had cystoid macular edema four to six weeks postoperatively as shown by fluorescein angiography. In a control group not treated with indomethacin, 15 of 34 eyes (44%) had cystoid macular edema. Oral indomethacin, therefore, caused a statistically significant decrease in the incidence of aphakic cystoid macular edema.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)487-489
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1979


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  • Ophthalmology

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