Management of anterior chamber dislocation of dexamethasone implant

Sarita A. Kishore, Shlomit Schaal

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Purpose: To report dislocation of dexamethasone implant (Ozurdex®) into the anterior chamber and to discuss intervention options. Design: Interventional case report. Methods: An 89-year-old woman presented after Ozurdex® implant injection for chronic cystoid macular edema secondary to idiopathic intermediate uveitis. The dexamethasone implant dislocated into the anterior chamber. Pharmacologic dilation was administered and the patient was placed in a reclined supine position. Results: Successful repositioning of the implant into the vitreous cavity. Conclusions: Although it is a rare complication, anterior dislocation of a dexamethasone implant may have serious consequences. Early recognition and appropriate management is advisable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)90-91
Number of pages2
JournalOcular Immunology and Inflammation
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2013


  • Anterior chamber dislocation
  • Cystoid macular edema
  • Dexamethasone intravitreal implant
  • Intermediate uveitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Ophthalmology


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