EFFECT OF INTRAVITREAL DEXAMETHASONE IMPLANT ON THE CONTRALATERAL EYE: A CASE REPORT

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Abstract

Purpose:

To describe the effect of unilateral intravitreal injection of 0.7-mg dexamethasone implant on the other eye.

Methods:

Interventional case report and literature review.

Results:

A 54-year-old woman with bilateral, refractory, clinically significant macular edema was given an intravitreal injection of 0.7-mg dexamethasone sustained release implant in the right eye. The central foveal thickness improved in both the eyes with recurrence of edema after 16 weeks in both the eyes.

Conclusion:

An intravitreal dexamethasone injection seems to have bilateral effect after unilateral injection.

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