Acular LS

Allergan | Acular LS (Medication)


Acular LS ophthalmic solution is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) indicated to reduce pain, burning and stinging following corneal refractive surgery.

The 0. 5% strength is used for the prevention and relief of eye inflammation due to cataract surgery. The 0. 4% strength is used for the relief of eye pain, burning, stinging, tearing, sensitivity to light, and the feeling of something being in the eye after corrective laser eye surgery.

The recommended adult dose is 1 or 2 drops in the affected eye(s) every 6 to 8 hours beginning 24 hours before surgery and continuing for 3 to 4 weeks.

To use Acular LS Drops in the eye, first, wash your hands. Using your index finger, pull the lower eyelid away from the eye to form a pouch. Drop the medicine into the pouch and gently close your eyes. Immediately use your finger to apply pressure to the inside corner of the eyelid for 1 to 2 minutes and do not blink. ...

Side Effect:

As with any medication, Acular LS can also cause side effects. The most common side effect include:blurred vision; eye irritation; eye redness; headache; inflammation of the eye; stinging and burning of the eye while applying; swelling of the cornea and iris. In case one of this persist or get worsen, medical help is necessary.

Other more serious side effects are:severe allergic reactions such as rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; continuous pain, burning, stinging, redness, or swelling around the eyes; infection in the eye; unusual bleeding; vision changes. These imply immediately medical care.

Although some of these side may go away on their own over time, many need management, so it is important to address to a doctor. ...


Tell your doctor if you are allergic to acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen and naproxen because you may also be allergic to ketorolac eye drops.

This medication can cause blurred or reduced vision. Therefore it is recommended not to drive or operate machinery until these symptoms disappear.

Ketorolac eye drops may slow or delay the healing of wounds. There is an increased risk if you have complicated eye surgeries, disorders of the cornea, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, or several eye surgeries in a short time, so provide this information to your doctor.

Acular LS is not recommended during pregnancy, labor or breasfeeding.

The safety and effectiveness of using this medication have not been established for children younger than 3 years old. ...