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If you have macular edema from retinal vein occlusion, you may benefit from the dexamethasone intravitreal implant. This medication can also be used to treat swelling of the uvea, the middle layer of the eye. Your healthcare provider will inject the implant directly into your eye, where it will release a steroid medication. Because the implant dissolves, it does not need to be removed.
- Macular edema (swelling) from retinal vein occlusion (RVO), which is a blockage of the vein that carries blood out of the eye
- Swelling of the uvea (the middle layer of the eye), medically known as uveitis.
Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, the dexamethasone intravitreal implant may cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
- Increased pressure within the eye
- Bleeding of the eye
- Eye redness
- Eye pain
- Blurred vision.