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Ozurdex

Ozurdex

PATIENT INFORMATION

Steroid-related Effects

Advise patients that a cataract may occur after repeated treatment with OZURDEX®. If this occurs, advise patients that their vision will decrease, and they will need an operation to remove the cataract and restore their vision.

Advise patients that they may develop increased intraocular pressure with OZURDEX® treatment, and the increased IOP will need to be managed with eye drops, and, rarely, with surgery.

Intravitreal Injection-related Effects

Advise patients that in the days following intravitreal injection of OZURDEX®, patients are at risk for potential complications including in particular, but not limited to, the development of endophthalmitis or elevated intraocular pressure.

When to Seek Physician Advice

Advise patients that if the eye becomes red, sensitive to light, painful, or develops a change in vision, they should seek immediate care from an ophthalmologist.

Driving and Using Machines

Inform patients that they may experience temporary visual blurring after receiving an intravitreal injection. Advise patients not to drive or use machines until this has been resolved.

Last reviewed on RxList: 7/14/2014
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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