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Dexamethasone Intravitreal Implant Information

The dexamethasone intravitreal implant (Ozurdex®) is a prescription drug that is injected into the eye, where it releases dexamethasone, a corticosteroid medication. It is used to treat macular edema (swelling in the back of the eye) and uveitis (inflammation of the uvea, the middle layer of the eye). This product is approved for use in adults only and is currently not available in generic form.
 
Before undergoing treatment, it's important to review the safety information for the dexamethasone intravitreal implant. Your healthcare provider needs to know if you have any other medical conditions, such as glaucoma, a detached retina, or any allergies, or are taking any other types of medicine.
 
In the days following your procedure, you will be closely monitored, especially in the first week following the injection when your risk for potentially serious side effects is highest. To help ensure a safe and effective treatment process, keep all your follow-up appointments.
 
(Click Dexamethasone Intravitreal Implant for more information. This full-length article goes into detail about the uses and effects of the implant, how it works, and what to expect during treatment.)
 

Dexamethasone Intravitreal Implant Information

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