Ketorolac is in a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Ketorolac works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ketorolac ophthalmic (for the eye) is used to relieve eye itching caused by seasonal allergies. Ketorolac ophthalmic is also used to reduce swelling, pain, and burning or stinging after cataract surgery or corneal refractive surgery. Ketorolac ophthalmic may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Acular is a prescription strength non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) ophthalmic solution and is used to relieve post-surgical pain, stinging and burning from procedures such as corneal refraction and cataract surgeries. Acular is also used to treat conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye. Ketorolac or ketorolac is the generic version of Acular. The Acular solution works by blocking the production of prostaglandin synthesis. Prostaglandins are involved in causing pain and inflammation, among other things. Acular effectively blocks the pain and inflammation through deterring prostaglandin synthesis.