Ozurdex is an FDA cleared treatment for Non-infectious Uveitis, Retinal Vein Occlusion, and Diabetic Macular Edema. It is a Dexamethason implant injected into the eye that can release steroids for up to 6 month, but typically lasts between 2 and 4 months. It may cause cataracts and elevated eye pressure (glaucoma).
Non-infectious Uveitis is an inflammatory condition in the eye not caused by infection.
Retinal Vein Occlusion is a condition in which the retinal veins are blocked, and fluid build up in the center of the retina. This is called macular edema, and can cause blurred vision, distortion and eventually lead to permanent vision loss.
Diabetic Retinopathy is a condition where patients with diabetes loose vision due to swelling of the center of the retina (Macular Edema) or from abnormal blood vessels in the retina that bleed or cause retinal detachments.
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