IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
When Not to Use OZURDEX®
OZURDEX® should not be used if you have any infections in or around the eyes, including most viral diseases of the cornea and conjunctiva, including active herpes viral infection of the eye, vaccinia, varicella, mycobacterial infections, and fungal diseases.
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OZURDEX® should not be used if you have glaucoma that has progressed to a cup-to-disc ratio of greater than 0.8.
OZURDEX® should not be used if you have a posterior lens capsule that is torn or ruptured.
OZURDEX® should not be used if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Approved Uses
OZURDEX® (dexamethasone intravitreal implant) is a prescription medicine that is an implant injected into the eye (vitreous) and used:
  • To treat adults with diabetic macular edema
  • To treat adults with swelling of the macula (macular edema) following branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) or central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO)
  • To treat adults with noninfectious inflammation of the uvea (uveitis) affecting the back segment of the eye
When Not to Use OZURDEX®
OZURDEX® should not be used if you have any infections in or around the eyes, including most viral diseases of the cornea and conjunctiva, including active herpes viral infection of the eye, vaccinia, varicella, mycobacterial infections, and fungal diseases.
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ABOUT YOUR CONDITION
HOW DOES YOUR CONDITION IMPACT YOUR VISION?
The following conditions can lead to impaired visual acuity or loss of vision:
UNDERSTANDING VISUAL ACUITY
Visual acuity is the sharpness of vision and is measured by the ability to read letters on an eye chart.

20/20 vision means you can see the same at 20 feet that a person with ideal vision sees at 20 feet.
DECREASED VISUAL ACUITY MAY AFFECT YOUR ABILITY TO:
  • Recognize faces
  • Obtain a driver license
    (20/40 vision is the
    minimum in 47 states)
  • Have vision to dial a telephone
UNDERSTANDING VISUAL ACUITY
Visual acuity is the sharpness of vision and is measured by the ability to read letters on an eye chart.

20/20 vision means you can see the same at 20 feet that a person with ideal vision sees at 20 feet.
DECREASED VISUAL ACUITY MAY AFFECT YOUR ABILITY TO:
  • Recognize faces
  • Obtain a driver license (20/40 vision is the minimum in 47 states)
  • Have vision to dial a telephone
A healthy retina and macula are essential for normal vision.
DIABETIC MACULAR EDEMA (DME)
Photo of a retina with diabetic macular edema; the dark area shows edema and bleeding.
Image provided by Phototake. Barbara Galati—Ophthalmologist/Photographer.
SYMPTOMS
Mild
blurry vision
Moderate
blurry vision
Severe
blurry vision
 
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MACULAR EDEMA (SWELLING OF THE MACULA) FOLLOWING RETINAL VEIN OCCLUSION (RVO)
BRVO
CRVO
Image provided by Phototake. Barbara Galati—Ophthalmologist/Photographer.

These pictures show bleeding that may happen in the retina when a retinal vein becomes blocked in someone who has BRVO or CRVO.
SYMPTOMS
Mild
blurry vision
Moderate
blurry vision
Severe
blurry vision
 
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NONINFECTIOUS UVEITIS
AFFECTING THE BACK SEGMENT
OF THE EYE
Uveal Inflammation Affecting the Back Segment of the Eye (Red Text)
SYMPTOMS
Learn more about noninfectious uveitis affecting the back segment of the eye
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Approved Uses
OZURDEX® (dexamethasone intravitreal implant) is a prescription medicine that is an implant injected into the eye (vitreous) and used:
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
When Not to Use OZURDEX®
OZURDEX® should not be used if you have any infections in or around the eyes, including most viral diseases of the cornea and conjunctiva, including active herpes viral infection of the eye, vaccinia, varicella, mycobacterial infections, and fungal diseases.
OZURDEX® should not be used if you have glaucoma that has progressed to a cup-to-disc ratio of greater than 0.8.
OZURDEX® should not be used if you have a posterior lens capsule that is torn or ruptured.
OZURDEX® should not be used if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.
Warnings and Precautions
Injections into the vitreous in the eye, including those with OZURDEX®, are associated with serious eye infection (endophthalmitis), eye inflammation, increased eye pressure, and retinal detachments. Your eye doctor should monitor you regularly after the injection.
Use of corticosteroids including OZURDEX® may produce posterior subcapsular cataracts, increased eye pressure, glaucoma, and may increase the establishment of secondary eye infections due to bacteria, fungi, or viruses. Let your doctor know if you have a history of ocular herpes simplex as corticosteroids are not recommended in these patients.
Common Side Effects in Diabetic Macular Edema
The most common side effects reported in patients with diabetic macular edema include: cataract, increased eye pressure, conjunctival blood spot, reduced vision, inflammation of the conjunctiva, specks that float in the field of vision, swelling of the conjunctiva, dry eye, vitreous detachment, vitreous opacities, retinal aneurysm, foreign body sensation, corneal erosion, inflammation of the cornea, anterior chamber inflammation, retinal tear, drooping eyelid, high blood pressure, and bronchitis.
Common Side Effects in Retinal Vein Occlusion and Uveitis
The most common side effects reported in patients for retinal vein occlusion and uveitis include: increased eye pressure, conjunctival blood spot, eye pain, eye redness, ocular hypertension, cataract, vitreous detachment, and headache.
Patient Counseling Information
After repeated injections with OZURDEX®, a cataract may occur. If this occurs, your vision will decrease and you will need an operation to remove the cataract and restore your vision. You may develop increased eye pressure with OZURDEX® that will need to be managed with eye drops, and rarely, with surgery.
In the days following injection with OZURDEX®, you may be at risk for potential complications including in particular, but not limited to, the development of serious eye infection or increased eye pressure. If your eye becomes red, sensitive to light, painful, or develops a change in vision, you should seek immediate care from your eye doctor. You may experience temporary visual blurring after receiving an injection and should not drive or use machinery until your vision has resolved.
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