OZURDEX® (dexamethasone intravitreal implant) 0.7 mg is a biodegradable implant injected into the eye (vitreous) to treat adults with macular edema following branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) or central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) and to treat adults with noninfectious uveitis affecting the back segment of the eye.

Why did my doctor choose OZURDEX®?

OZURDEX® has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat adults with macular edema following BRVO or CRVO and to treat adults with noninfectious uveitis affecting the back segment of the eye. Your doctor will discuss with you the reasons why OZURDEX® was selected as well as the benefits and risks of treatment.

The OZURDEX® implant is so tiny that it can be injected into the eye (vitreous) with a procedure in your doctor’s office. Each implant is already inside a special applicator device that is needed to perform the insertion. The implant will be injected into the vitreous humor inside your eye. This is known as an intravitreal injection.

Inside the eye, the implant is slowly dissolved by the vitreous gel that fills the eye, releasing medicine to reduce the swelling or inflammation. As the level of medication decreases over time, swelling or inflammation may affect your vision again. If this occurs, your doctor may recommend another OZURDEX® injection.

Who should not receive OZURDEX®?

You should not receive OZURDEX® if:

  • You have eye infections in or near your eye (including active herpes viral infections of the eye, vaccinia, varicella, mycobacterial infections, and fungal diseases)
  • You have advanced glaucoma
  • You had cataract surgery, do not have an artificial lens, AND there is a hole in the back of the remaining lens capsule in the back of your eye
  • You had cataract surgery, have an artificial lens in front of the colored part of your eye (the iris), AND there is a hole in the back of the remaining lens capsule in the back of your eye
  • You are allergic to any ingredient of OZURDEX® intravitreal implants
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