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Dexamethasone intravitreal implant (Ozurdex) for non-infectious posterior uveitis

Drugs

Eye Disease

December 2010


Dexamethasone intravitreal implant (Ozurdex, Dexamethasone intravitreal implant in applicator) is a system that delivers a sustained release formulation of dexamethasone to the posterior segment of the eye. Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid which has anti- inflammatory and anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) properties 4. Dexamethasone intravitreal implant is intended to replace current localised treatments and is administered by intravitreal injection every 6 months. One implant contains 700?g of dexamethasone 5.

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