How long does ozurdex injection last?

How does Ozurdex work? The tiny rod-shaped implant is injected into the eye through a very small needle-like application device. While in the eye, the implant dissolves into the vitreous for up to 6 months, reducing the need for multiple eye drops every day.

How long does a steroid implant in the eye last?

Serious side effects and complications are rare although up to a third of patients may have an increase in intraocular pressure. The drug has been shown to last for up to six months once released into the eye. The biodegradable dexamethasone implant is usually invisible to the patient and only 2mm in length.

What is ozurdex implant used for?

WHAT IS OZURDEX®? A prescription medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat adults with: Diabetic macular edema (DME) Macular edema (swelling of the macula) following branch retinal vein occlusion or central retinal vein occlusion (RVO)

Does ozurdex improve vision?

OZURDEX® is an implant that slowly dissolves over time and releases a corticosteroid called dexamethasone. This medication helps to reduce inflammation in the retina. OZURDEX® helps by improving visual acuity.

Does ozurdex increase eye pressure?

Steroids are known to cause increase in intraocular pressure (IOP); clinical experience suggests that intravitreal dexamethasone implant (Ozurdex) leads to a less pronounced IOP rise than intravitreal triamcinolone (Kenalog) injection (IVK).

Does Ozurdex improve vision?

Does Ozurdex increase eye pressure?

What can I expect after Ozurdex injection?

seeing flashes of light, swelling or scratching on the surface of the eye, a feeling of looking through mist or fog, redness of the eye, decrease in eye pressure. You may experience temporary visual blurring after receiving an injection and therefore should not drive or use machinery until your vision is recovered.

How often can you get Ozurdex?

Conclusion: Repeated intravitreal Ozurdex on an ‘as-needed’ basis, with a retreatment interval <6 months, may produce long-term clinically meaningful benefits in the treatment of ME due to RVO, without other significant side effects than expected after intraocular corticosteroid treatment.

Can ozurdex cause glaucoma?

Summary statement. 26.9% patients who received a single or multiple Ozurdex injections developed ocular hypertension. Glaucoma or glaucoma suspicion factors were present in all patients who required invasive glaucoma surgery.

How often can ozurdex be administered?

How is ozurdex administered?

OZURDEX must be administered by a qualified ophthalmologist experienced in intravitreal injections. The recommended dose is one OZURDEX implant to be administered intra-vitreally to the affected eye. Administration to both eyes concurrently is not recommended (see section 4.4).