Prednisolone acetate and sodium diclofenac along with ciprofloxacin in cases of viral conjunctivitis
Author(s): Roohi Sharma, Ujala Sharma and Brij Mohan Gupta
Abstract: Background: Viral conjunctivitis is the most common cause of infectious conjunctivitis both overall and in the adult population and is more prevalent in summer. The present study was conducted to compare prednisolone acetate and sodium diclofenac along with ciprofloxacin in cases of viral conjunctivitis.
Materials and Methods: 40 patients diagnosed with acute conjunctivitis were divided into 2 groups. Group I received 1% prednisolone acetate + ciprofloxacin (0.3%) and group II patients received sodium diclofenac (0.1%) + ciprofloxacin (0.3%). Signs and symptoms such as lacrimation, burning, photophobia, etc. were recorded at baseline and on the first, third, fifth and seventh days.
Results: There were 8 males and 12 females in group I and 11 males and 12 females in group II. The mean of symptoms in group I was 13.6 and in group II was 12.1 in group II at 1st day, 6.4 and 8.6 in group I and group II on 3rd day and 2.8 and 7.4 in group I and II respectively on day 5th and 0.7 and 5.6 in group I and II respectively on 7th day. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: The combination of prednisolone acetate and ciprofloxacin were effective in relieving symptoms in patients with viral conjunctivitis as compared to combination of sodium diclofenac and ciprofloxacin.
Roohi Sharma, Ujala Sharma, Brij Mohan Gupta. Prednisolone acetate and sodium diclofenac along with ciprofloxacin in cases of viral conjunctivitis. Int J Med Ophthalmol 2019;1(1):36-38. DOI: 10.33545/26638266.2019.v1.i1a.52