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Clinical EffectsIn clinical studies, up to 30 percent of people with macular edema who were given the dexamethasone intravitreal implant had an improvement in vision of three or more lines on the eye chart two months after receiving the injection, compared with up to 12 percent of people given a placebo (injections with no active ingredient). People given the dexamethasone implant had a faster improvement in vision on average than those given the placebo injections.
- The dexamethasone intravitreal implant is injected into the vitreous humor inside the eye (this is called an intravitreal injection).
- The dexamethasone intravitreal implant dissolves inside the eye and does not need to be removed.
- A healthcare provider will administer the injection.
- Your healthcare provider will monitor you closely in the days following your procedure. It is important to keep all your follow-up appointments.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.