Nepafenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that gets hydrolyzed into Amfenac and produces an anti-inflammatory effect. Nepafenac eye drops reduce inflammation, redness, and pain after eye surgery. Side effects of these eye drops are swollen eyelids, vision disturbance, drainage from eyes, etc.

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Why do I still have pain even after the red spot in eye due to injury fades out?

Query: Hello doctor, A week ago, I slightly injured the white area of the left eye. A small red spot developed on the eye with some pain. Now that red spot gets pale but the pain is still there. Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Mostly it is sub conjunctival bleed that is not harmful. It will take a week more to settle down. Start Nepafenac eye drop twice daily for three days then taper it to one time a day for the next three days then stop.  Read Full »

I have headache after using Nevanac ophthalmic suspension

Query: Hello doctor, I am 37 years old. I have discomfort and mild pain in the right eye since last four days. The doctor has advised taking Nevanac ophthalmic suspension 0.1 suspension, and Maxmoist eye drops for dry eye. He has advised to take Nevanac one drop four times daily in both eyes, and Maxmoist ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to No, Nevanac (Nepafenac) does not have such side effects. But, I suggest you reduce the frequency of Nevanac to twice daily after 15 days and then to once at bedtime after next 15 days. You said you are wearing -2.75 in the right and -3.75 in left. This is a spherica...  Read Full »

Can shining of the phone flashlight be detrimental to my retina?

Query: Hello doctor,Nine months ago, I used my iPhone flashlight to check my pupils in the mirror. I had the light extremely close to my eyes and was checking my pupils due to other issues I was experiencing. After I did this, every light source I saw was extremely different. Beams were coming down from ev...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In our practice, we use a brighter light than a flashlight and sometimes we directly throw them on the retina. All I want to say is that the flashlight brought momentarily close to eyes has no detrimental effects. As you have told me that...  Read Full »

I am suffering from eye floater problem. What can be done?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from eye floater problem since four years, in which, I see grey shapes in front of my eyes and also observing headache. My left eye vision is -3.1, and right eye vision is -1.8.  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are near-sighted (myopic) person. Seeing floaters points to the fact that there might be early changes of vitreous degeneration in your eye which itself is not a problem but it may cause undue traction on your retina. Here is what I suggest: You have to visit a...  Read Full »

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