Eye Inflammation

What is Eye Inflammation?

Eye inflammation can refer to inflammation of the eyelids or inflammation of the uvea (middle layer of the eye). Symptoms of inflammation to the eyelids include crusting, swelling, redness, and itching. Inflammation of the uvea includes blurred vision, eye pain, eye redness, and light sensitivity. Eyelid inflammation can be a symptom of a bacterial infection such as a stye.

Treatment for eye inflammation includes eye drops, ointments, and medication. Common drug classes used to treat eye inflammation are alpha agonists, aminoglycoside antibiotic / corticosteroid combinations, aminoglycoside antibiotic / polypeptide antibiotic / corticosteroid combinations, NSAIDs, polyene antifungals, sulfa antibiotic / corticosteroid combinations, and adrenocorticotropic hormones.

Savings Tips for Eye Inflammation

  • Why Are My Eye Drops So Expensive?

    September 25, 2014

    The most frequently performed eye surgery in the United States is cataract surgery. After your cataract procedure your doctor will prescribe you several eye drops with the goal of suppressing inflammation and improving pain. Well, those drops may also cost you an arm and a leg. Here is what you need to know.

    You may be given at least three different eye drops after cataract surgery, all at a hefty price. See More

  • Prolensa Eye Drops Are Now Available

    June 05, 2013

    After receiving FDA approval in April, Prolensa is now available for the treatment of inflammation and pain following cataract surgery.

    There are already several non-steroidal¬†anti-inflammatory (NSAID) eye drops out there for use after cataract surgery, including generics diclofenac sodium (Voltaren) and bromfenac, and brand name Bromday. Bromfenac and Bromday have the same active ingredient as Prolensa, but are slightly stronger (0. See More

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Popular Eye Inflammation Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
prednisone Corticosteroids 8 See Prices
Medrol
(methylprednisolone)
Corticosteroids 24 See Prices
Voltaren
(diclofenac sodium)
NSAIDs 19 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Eye Inflammation Drug Classes

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