OZURDEX® – Vitreoretinal Disease Treatment
OZURDEX® is a biodegradable implant that delivers an extended release of the corticosteroid dexamethasone via intravitreal injection. OZURDEX® is used to treat:
- Adults with swelling of the macula (macular edema) following retinal vein occlusion (RVO), whether it be branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) or central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO)
- Adults with noninfectious uveitis, or inflammation of the uvea, affecting the back segment of the eye
The retina is the multi-layered tissue lining the back of the eye. This part of the eye captures light rays and converts them into images. When the delicate retinal tissue becomes damaged as a result of injury or disease, the eye loses its ability to convert light into images, and vision can become significantly reduced or lost altogether.
Visit our Contact Us page to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced eye doctors who can perform a complete evaluation of your eye health and prescribe the most appropriate treatment. Dr. Dale Brown and Dr. Jeffrey Fuller are two of our leading vitreoretinal surgeons in the Birmingham area currently prescribing OZURDEX® to patients in their care.
If you are diagnosed with retinal vein occlusion (RVO) and are to receive an OZURDEX® intravitreal implant (implant into the vitreous gel that fills the eye), it means you have RVO that is causing swelling of the macula (macular edema). OZURDEX® helps reduce the inflammation and capillary leakage that may cause macular edema. Your doctor will discuss with you the reasons why OZURDEX® was selected as well as the benefits and risks of treatment.
OZURDEX® intravitreal implant has also been proven effective for noninfectious uveitis affecting the back segment of the eye. In these cases, OZURDEX® helps treat the inflammation causing vitreous haze that is affecting your vision. Your doctor will discuss more specific reasons why OZURDEX® may be the best treatment alternative, as well as the benefits and risks of treatment.
The specialists at Eye Health Partners & VisionAmerica are dedicated to providing the latest technologies to treat patients with diseases and injuries of the retina. Visit our Contact Us page to schedule a consultation with one of our retina specialists in TN at our Columbia, Murfreesboro or Nashville locations, or with one of our AL retina specialists at our Albertville, Birmingham, Cullman, Eastern Shore, Gadsden, Mobile or Oxford-Anniston locations.