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Ozurdex is a medication that can help treat macular edema and uveitis (swelling of the uvea). This prescription product comes in the form of an implant that is injected directly into the eye. Once inside the eye, the implant dissolves, releasing a steroid medication that reduces inflammation. Although it is generally well tolerated, side effects, such as increased eye pressure, are possible.
- Macular edema (swelling) from retinal vein occlusion (RVO), which is a blockage of the vein that carries blood out of the eye
- Swelling of the uvea (the middle layer of the eye), medically known as uveitis.