OBJECTIVE: To present the influence of dexamethasone intravitreal implant due to macular edema in non-infectious uveitis in the fellow eye.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: A 25-year-old patient with a long history of juvenile arthritis with concomitant recurrent bilateral uveitis, complicated with increases of intraocular pressure and macular edema was treated with a single intravitreal dexamethasone implant into the eye with lower visual acuity.
RESULTS: During a 36-month follow-up, the patient’s bilateral visual acuity improved. The retinal thickness in both maculae decreased.
CONCLUSIONS: Treating macular edema in the course of recurrent uveitis accompanying a systemic disease with dexamethasone depot in vitreous may play a beneficial role also in the fellow eye, when affected. This therapeutic effect in the fellow eye may suggest that the medication can penetrate into the circulatory system and reach such other organs as the fellow eye.Free PDF Download
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J. Ciszewska, J. Brydak-Godowska, A. Kuźnik-Borkowska, D. Kęcik
The effect of a single intravitreal implantation of dexamethasone on the fellow eye in bilateral non-infectious uveitis – case report
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 20 - N. 6