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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 145-147

Surgical removal of inadvertent intralenticular sustained-release dexamethasone implant (ozurdex) and implant one-piece posterior capsule intraocular lens


1 Eye and Laser Centre, Bahrain Defence Force Hospital, Royal Medical Services, Military Hospital, Kingdom of Bahrain
2 Department of Ophthalmology, King Fahd Hospital of the University, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
3 Dhahran Eye Specialist Hospital, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Abdulrahman Albuainain
Eye and Laser Centre, Bahrain Defence Force Hospital, Royal Medical Services, Military Hospital
Kingdom of Bahrain
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1319-4534.305044

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To report the therapeutic efficacy and results of an accidentally injected intralenticular sustained-release dexamethasone implant (Ozurdex) in a patient with macular edema secondary to diabetic macular edema.Dexamethasone intravitreal implant is an approved formulation in the management of macular edema. The most common adversarial effects are an elevation of intraocular pressure (IOP) and cataract, but the unintentional injection of the dexamethasone implant into the lens is a particularly rare event.We report a case of a 72-year-old man treated for resistant Diabetic macular edema (DME) with dexamethasone intravitreal implant (Ozurdex, Allergan, Inc., Irvine, CA, USA) in which the technique was complicated by accidental implantation into the lens body and review the management. The patient underwent phacoemulsification of the lens, removal of the Ozurdex, intravitreal Avastin injection, and implant of a one-piece lens in the posterior capsule.


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