Pharmacologic Therapy of Aphakic and Pseudophakic Cystoid Macular Edema: 1985 Update

Lee M. Jampol*

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Major advances in the pharmacologic therapy of aphakic cystoid macular edema (ACME) have not occurred since 1982. Topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents are still not commercially available for ocular therapy. Topical indomethacin remains the one agent which has been proven to be of prophylactic value for angiographic aphakic cystoid macular edema although other non-steroidal agents may also work. The therapeutic value of these compounds for established ACME remains uncertain. No prospective randomized prophylactic or therapeutic trials of either topical or systemic corticosteroids have been performed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)807-810
Number of pages4
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1985


  • Aphakic cystoid macular edema
  • corticosteroids
  • indomethacin
  • prophylaxis
  • prostaglandins

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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